Saguday Strengthens Disaster Rescue Teams

SAGUDAY, Quirino, August 26 (PIA)- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here has intensified its program on disaster preparedness by organizing and training its quick response teams from the municipal down to the barangay level.

Joey Gamboa, the newly designated municipal disaster risk reduction officer said as mandated by their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Code, the emergency quick response team called Ligtas Rescue Units has been organized.

The team is tasked to assist the DRRMC in the conduct rescue operations in times of emergencies, train other rescue units and conduct massive information, education and communication in the prevention and management of emergencies and accidents.

The team is composed of Emerson Vicmudo-Team Leader; FO3 Warlito Miguel; William Bill Doria; Robert Sumalbag, Jr; Roselve Domondon; Diomelsom Vicmudo, Ramil Neri; Rogelio Canto; Anastacio Ortiz, Jr and Roger Barcelona as members.

The team shall also lobby for the acquisition of needed equipments and the conduct of capability building activities for the members and adopt standard operating procedures in consultation with law enforcement agencies.

Gamboa said the rescue units of all the nine barangays, elementary schools including the Saguday National High School were also organized.

“We will first train our municipal rescue team then we will go down to the barangays,” Gamboa said.

He also added that the municipal disaster risk reduction office has been fully established and the municipal government has purchased some rescue equipments. - PIA

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