Friday, 19 August 2022 07:38

PDRRMO trains responders with additional Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support training

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (August 19, 2022) – Some 27 emergency responders from all over Sarangani attended the Standard First Aid (SFA) and Basic Life Support-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BSL-CPR) training from August 15 to 19 at Greenleaf Hotel.

The activity was spearheaded by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) headed by Rene Punzalan in coordination with the Department of Health Regional Office XII (DOH XII)-Health and Emergency Bureau.

The training was conducted to further enhance the response capability of the emergency responders in the province in times of emergencies and calamities.

Rodrigo Barbon Jr., PDRRMO Training Assistant, said that the training is more "rigid and thorough" compared to the previous training they have conducted because it was in line with the present pandemic situation.

Barbon explained, "we need to strengthen our rescue techniques kasi we also need to secure the safety of our responders as they attend to the needs of those who are in emergency situations."

During the five-day seminar, the accredited trainers from DOH lectured about first aid and basic life support, medical emergencies, and emergency preparedness.

They demonstrated rescue breathing, bandaging, and patient transfer immobilization techniques.

Barbon said the participants were grouped and went through simulation activities where they applied their learning.

After the training, the participants are expected to share their acquired skills and knowledge with their communities.

During the closing rites, the participants were evaluated on basic life support and bandaging techniques, as well as lifting and moving, and were given training certificates and manuals.

Barbon said that they are "more than ready" to attend to the emergency needs of the community during times of distress now.

On behalf of the PDRRMO, Barbon extended his gratitude to Governor Rogelio "Ruel" D. Pacquiao for his unwavering support and for constantly reminding the emergency responders of the province "to also prioritize your safety as you prioritize the welfare of others." (Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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