John hay per­son­nel trains on fire, emer­gency pre­pared­ness

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JOHN Hay Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (JHMC) be­ing the stew­ard of about 53 per­cent forested land in Baguio City, in its earnest ef­fort to pre­serve and pro­tect the for­est wa­ter­shed within its ju­ris­dic­tion, pro­vided an in­ten­sive train­ing to its front­line per­son­nel on Fire Bri­gade and emer­gency pre­pared­ness.

The in­ten­sive train­ing which con­sist of writ­ten and prac­ti­cal ex­er­cises was fa­cil­i­tated by the Bu­reau of Fire – Baguio.

Trainees were ed­u­cated of the ba­sic first aid, fire­fight­ing, search and res­cue and rope works for high an­gle res­cue.

With the sprawl­ing area of more than 625 hectares cov­er­ing a por­tion of 14 barangays which the JHMC man­ages, the pro­tec­tion and preser­va­tion of the for­est wa­ter­shed is its pri­mor­dial con­cern and strictly im­ple­ments for­est and en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion pro­grams which aims to main­tain for­est den­sity, clean air and wa­ter re­sources.

To fur­ther ful­fil this man­date, the JHMC dep­u­tized sev­eral of its per­son­nel and se­cu­rity providers to en­force en­vi­ron­ment and for­est laws, rules and reg­u­la­tion within the

Camp.

The wa­ter­shed lo­cated within the reser­va­tion sup­plies wa­ter to the neigh­bor­ing com­mu­ni­ties and pro­vides habi­tat to nu­mer­ous plants species and an­i­mals. Hence, the JHMC ef­forts var­i­ous pro­grams to ad­dress pol­lu­tion, runoff and ero­sion, which in­ter­fere the qual­ity of our wa­ter­shed.

With the lead­er­ship of Al­lan Gar­cia, JHMC Pres­i­dent and CEO, the cor­po­ra­tion re­mains vig­i­lant and stern in en­forc­ing forestry laws, rules and reg­u­la­tions, ap­pre­hend­ing il­le­gal oc­cu­pants, ex­ca­va­tion and il­le­gal tree cut­ting ac­tiv­i­ties in the reser­va­tion.

JHMC is a sub­sidiary of the Bases Con­ver­sion and De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (BCDA). PR

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