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PRO2, regional rescue units join quarterly quake drill

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Police and various rescue units in the region participated in the third quarterly nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on September Wednesday, 27.

Police Regional Office 02 (PRO2) and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) conducted the drill in PRO2 Headquarters.

A PRO2 press release stated that the activity includes simulated scenarios that require practical application of skills on first aide basic support. Participants also observed quake emergency responses such as duck, cover, and hold.

Other police stations in the region also conducted drills in their areas. In Solana, Cagayan, Police and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) held its drill in front of the Division Office of Cagayan. Officers also identified evacuation sites and were informed of other safety measures.

Cordon Police Station and BFP Cordon also joined in the nationwide observance by conducting the drill with teachers and students in Gayong Elementary School, Barangay Gayong,Cordon, Isabela.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Civil Defense and Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) Rescue 29 held its fire and quake drills in Saint Paul University Philippines.

We can’t stop natural disasters but we can do something to equip ourselves with knowledge and skills to save our lives and properties and to always get ready for any eventualities through the conduct of regular drills. Drills are one of the most important parts of an earthquake plan. They allow you to see how well our plans work and correct any problems for improvements,” Regional Police Community Relations Division Chief Police Superintendent Ismael Atluna said in the PRO2 press release.

In earlier reports, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said the drill “sought to test the inter-operability of DRMMC councils from the national down to the municipal level.” Northernforum.net

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