Rescue teams undergo risk training

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LUCENA CITY: The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) conducted last week a three-day medium angle rescue training for members of Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (MDRRMC) in three different venues in Sariaya and this city.

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The first day was held at the Nazareth Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church where the participants familiarized themselves with different kinds of ropes and other equipment needed in rescue for any kind of calamity. They were also taught various techniques of tying ropes, anchoring and highline rescue.

On the second day, held at the Quezon National High School, each participant was taught actual ascending and rappelling a building using ropes and how to use slide ladder in rescuing a victim.

The third day was spent in Barangay Sampaloc II in Sariaya where they were taught about the proper way of crossing a rampaging river and highline rescue.

The training was conducted by Quezon PDRRMC’s awarded rescue team members including Adrian “Ayoy” Castillo, Jesus Ferdinand “Bong” Mata, Ceasar Ryan Ellaga, Russelle Alcantara and Jeoffrey Reig.

Dr. Henry Buzar, PDRRM Officer said his office will continue providing training to emergency response teams and disaster municipal risk reduction and management council officers in response to Quezon Governor David “Jay-Jay” Suarez’ standing directive to equip and train all municipalities of Quezon for any kind of calamity.

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