Las Piñas holds dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness train­ing

Manila Bulletin - - News -

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.

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