Climaco to incident responders:Use your God-given resources PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 14:21

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday challenged the city’s first incident responders to use their God-given resources in every disaster that happens and in every situation that takes place.

Speaking at the opening of the three-day Basic Incident Command System Training Course at the Grand Astoria Hotel yesterday morning, Climaco said with or without technology the incident responders must at all times be able to respond to any disaster to save lives, be they their love ones or people in the community.

She said by nature human beings thrive to survive but “you have to start of course technically, ideally and instinctively within yourselves, with your love ones.”

“But as persons given the mandate or authority to respond, you have the duty to serve the community,” she emphasized.

Attending the three-day ICS training course are police officers and city government personnel from the General Services Office and the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, who have been designated at “first incident responders” in times of crisis in the city.

The chief executive said the training was in preparation for the establishment of an incident command system at the CDRRMO, but it has to be equipped yet with proper facilities.

But in the meantime, she said, in the absence of technology, the responders have to use their brain to think, hands to touch, feet to walk, their trainings and academic backgrounds when disaster strikes in the community.

Present during the training were CDRRMO head Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, officials from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) as trainers, among others.— Vic Larato