The training was spearheaded by the Human Resource Management and Development and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management offices. It was conducted to equip the participants with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude used during emergency situations.
During the five-day training, the staff from the PDRRMO lectured about first aid and basic life support, medical emergencies, and emergency preparedness. They also had demonstrations on rescue breathing, bandaging, lifting, and moving techniques.
Ken Dollar Pontilar, PDRRMO staff, said that the training will provide the necessary knowledge to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of respiratory and cardiac emergencies "until more advanced medical help arrives." He emphasized that in times of uncertainty, "all trained first aiders should do what must be done."
During the closing rites, the participants were evaluated based on the skills and knowledge that they have learned. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)