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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Training on disaster
preparedness held
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Barangay chairpersons, officials and service providers in Dumaguete City are now equipped with the basic skills to respond to disaster and calamities following completion of training on disaster preparedness.

The “Training on Family and Community Disaster Preparedness” focused on camp coordination and management, particularly for service providers and barangay officials responding to a disaster or any emergency.

The second batch of trainees, number 55, completed the five-day training July 11-15 while the first batch of 52 participants took the same course July 4 to 8.

Some P1.083 million has been allocated under the Bottom Up Budgeting program for disaster preparedness.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is spearheading the training in cooperation with other line agencies.

Lectures and presentations included topics on earthquakes, typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, tsunami and other hazards and disasters.

Community kitchen, nutrition in emergencies, guidelines on camp coordination and camp management, child protection in emergencies and child-friendly space, gender-based violence and women friendly space were also among the other topics discussed.

Likewise, the training also focused on family and community disaster preparedness, the importance of volunteers during disaster operations and basic first aid and life support.

Fire and earthquake drills, high-rise building rescue and evacuation, lecture and practical, swift water rescue lecture and practical were also conducted by the Bureau of Fire Protection-Negros Oriental.*JFP

 

 

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