Las Piñas holds disaster preparedness training
The City of Las Piñas through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) conducted a four-day family emergency preparedness and camp coordination training in Tagaytay City with the renewed call to vigilance in the wake of threats resulting from calamities.
Mayor Mel Aguilar stressed the importance of trainings on family emergency preparedness, camp coordination, and camp management for all 20 barangays in strengthening the disaster resilience efforts of the city government.
“I have always believed that being prepared with proper trainings and support in responding to disasters is our first line of defense to effectively prevent loss of lives and property, especially since Las Piñas is considered at risk in case of a strong earthquake,” Mayor Aguilar said.
Around 100 trainees from different barangays of District 2, together with representatives from Barangay Pamplona and BF International/CAA participated in the four-day training, aimed at upgrading the skills of emergency responders in communities.
The training for District 1 barangays will be conducted next.
She pointed out that collaborative effort between the local government units (LGUs) and the private sector is important to cushion the impact of disasters from flooding brought about by typhoons and the destructions in case of an earthquake.