Beng stresses need for disaster preparedness Print
Friday, 21 July 2017 16:47

Disaster preparedness is very crucial for all stakeholders given the present situation when disasters – be they man-made or natural, may strike anytime and anywhere.

Thus emphasized Mayor Beng Climaco as she addressed participants to the 5-day Summit and Training Exercise Simulating Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) organized by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) from July 17-21  in line with the city’s disaster preparedness program.

Mayor Climaco said the best way to mitigate the potential impact of a mass casualty incident is to be ready, resilient and prepared.

The city government, she stressed paves the way to help all agencies and offices – government and non-government, to prepare for overwhelming situations as a result of the number of victims and the severity of the casualties involved in the incident.

She encouraged all stakeholders to have their own plan and be prepared for a mass casualty incident.

The 5-day summit is attended by the different sectors in the city to include the transportation, security, academe, business and other sectors.

The CDRRMO has initiated a number of trainings on disaster preparedness. A month ago, the different barangays also underwent a 3-day training-workshop on the implementation of  community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM) aimed to empower the barangays and to prepare them for emergency response in times of disasters or any eventuality.

The mayor cited the essence of the training-workshop stressing that in this time of uncertainties, it is best that barangay officials and volunteers, being in the frontline, are equipped with the knowledge and skills on emergency response. (Sheila Covarrubias)