Disaster preparedness or Emergency Management
IN THE past and recent years, the country has experienced calamities that brought terror to everyone. Like the super typhoon “Yolanda,” which is considered by many as the strongest and worst natural calamity ever to happen in the country. The said typhoon claimed thousands of lives, giving people their worst nightmares by leaving thousands homeless and economically disadvantaged.
There are so many calamities to mention, but then were these not enough for us to be urged to take actions in order to prevent and respond to these calamities better in the future? One thing is for sure, natural calamities like typhoons are here with us to stay.
Disaster preparedness or emergency management is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks. It is a discipline that involves preparing for a disaster before it occurs. Truly, every individual wants his family safe from disaster risks and this could happen by executing safety and preventive measures.
Disaster awareness is something that Filipinos must take cognizance of. There must be no room for passivity or negligence. Disaster Management has been very few as objectives of development programs. Traditionally, disaster risks have not been a priority on the development agenda that is why we rush to actions –whenever a calamity arrives. We do not know that development planswere tragically interrupted by disaster sand brought additional difficulties. But now is the right time to change, we must “wake up” now and be part of preparing, supporting and rebuilding our society.
School plays a very important role in preparing