OCD-9 gears for Disaster Consciousness Month Print
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:18

By RG ANTONET GO

The Office of Civil Defense-9 is gearing up for the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month this month.

The program, which aims to instill disaster preparedness and awareness to the public, will have the theme “Kamalayan sa Kahandaan Katumbas ay Kaligtasan.”

Among activities prepared for this year’s observance are the following:  Inspection of disaster response unit equipment, inspection of high rise buildings by the Bureau of Fire Prevention, regional essay writing contest, orientation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, training for the formulation of local climate change action plan, fire drill and basic first aid, orientation on disaster preparedness, summit and training exercise simulating mass casualty incidents, massive inspection of piers, evacuation drills, first aid and basic life support, tsunami and earthquake drill, bloodletting and other activities.

“Eto yung panahon na kailangan natin puspusan ipaalam sa public na no one is spared when there are calamities.  Dapat alam natin anong gagawin before, during and after disaster,” said Emilia Vasquez- Julhajan, OCD-9 Assistant Regional Director.

Julhajan said that all hazards approach must include human-induced events as some areas in Mindanao have already experienced human-induced hazards.

She also added that the public is now more aware when it comes to disaster preparedness as information can now be easily disseminated.  (RGAAGo)