C. Luzon cops hone their disaster preparedness skills

RESCUE TRAINING. On Monday, October 18, 2021, thirty-six police personnel from central Luzon began training to strengthen their disaster and disaster response capacities. The five-day training includes exercises simulating emergency scenarios that require the practical application of skills in first aid, basic life-saving assistance, knot-tying, deployment of buoys and life-saving devices, and rescue in height and debris removal and cylinder head in collapsed structure. (Photo courtesy of PRO-3)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Central Luzon Regional Police Office (PRO-3) builds the capacity of its forces to respond to disasters and calamities.

At least 36 personnel from various provincial and urban mobile force companies as well as the regional mobile battalion began on Monday to complete a five-day training course designed to prepare them for possible disaster response and deployment to operations search and rescue.

Tuesday, the sergeant. General Valeriano T. De Leon, regional director of PRO-3, said in a social media post that the move supports the national government’s campaign to deal with disasters and calamities.

“Search and rescue is often physically demanding. Through simulation exercises and exercises during this training, your search and rescue skills will be honed; thus, PRO-3 will be able to build a network of search and rescue professionals that we can rely on, especially during typhoon attacks and disasters. We always have to do preparations and continuous training. It’s not about missing, it’s about staying current, staying current, ”said de Leon.

The training is facilitated by the Regional Division of Community Affairs and Development headed by Colonel Romell Velasco.

Part of the training consists of exercises simulating emergency scenarios that require a practical application of rescue skills in first aid, basic life support, knot tying, deployment of buoys and life-saving devices, Height rescue and debris removal and collapsed breech structure. (ANP)

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