• Muntinlupa prepares for quake shake drill


    As part of the Metro Manila-wide 7.2 magnitude shake drill on June 22, the city government of Muntinlupa has prepared a disaster response strategy for a collapsed Alabang Viaduct Bridge scenario.

    The local Disaster Risk Response Management Office (DRRMO) will perform ladder rescue, fire suppression, extrication, medical services and transportation of victim-actors from Alabang Viaduct Bridge to the nearest hospital.

    At 9:00 a.m., a one-minute Siren Alarm will signal the start of the drill. The crowd is expected to perform drop, cover, and hold during the alarm phase. Schools, churches, business establishments, barangays, and local communities are expected to join the said shake drill.

    Some scenarios in the Alabang Viaduct Bridge will be vehicles crushed by slabs and beams of the collapsed bridge where victim-actors are trapped inside the vehicles, while another vehicle will be on fire. Victim-actors will take the role of injured persons and some will be trapped on top of the bridge.

    The shake drill will help the local DRRMO assess the turn-around time of response teams such as the Traffic Bureau for traffic management, Police Department for safety and security, Bureau of Fire Protection for ladder rescue and fire suppression, Rescue Department for extrication and medical services, Engineering Department for damage assessment and clearing operations, DRRMO for radio network communication and coordination, among others.

    Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has encouraged Muntinlupa residents to participate in the Metro-wide shake drill and hopes that this will be a regular event for the city to prepare locals for emergency situations.


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