Taguig City initiates Basic Life Support forum for its employees
Better to be ready than sorry
With residents exposed to imminent danger in case a natural calamity happens in the country, the local government of Taguig initiated a series of Basic Life Support (BLS) seminar and training among its employees.
The BLS forum aims to expand the city’s campaign to increase the survival knowledge of people and reduce the risks when disasters strike.
City Personnel Officer Jeanette Clemente explained that the idea of organizing a BLS seminar came partly from her own personal experience with her mother who was found unconscious inside their house before her death in 2016. She stated that the primary goal of the seminar is to educate her fellow government employees on what proper procedures to do during different types of emergencies.
“These types of situations can happen anytime in our daily lives whether we are with our family or officemates,” she added.
In coordination with the Taguig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (Taguig DRRMO), the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) launched the city’s first BLS seminars. These seminars started in January this year and will run until August 2017.
During these seminars, employees are educated about the various types of natural disasters and the aftermath, such as the number of casualties often left behind. They are also informed of the assigned evacuation areas per barangay, the importance of preparedness and several basic life support skills that they can use in case of emergency.
Trainers from DRRMO conduct intensive lectures about natural calamities and demonstrate simple first-aid treatments including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to apply tourniquets.
The local government, which has previously conducted information dissemination drives and practical drills, is also conducting preparations for the looming danger brought by “The Big One” – which could possibly be a magnitude 7.2 earthquake caused by the West Valley Fault that crosses Marikina, Pasig and part of Taguig City. ###
Basic Life Support forum, ikinasa sa Taguig
INILUNSAD ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig ang mga seminar at training ukol sa Basic Life Support sa mga empleyado ng city hall bilang pagpapaigting ng paghahanda nito sa mga naka-ambang panganib dala ng mga kalamidad gaya ng lindol at bagyo.
Ipinaliwanag ni City Personnel Officer Jeanette Clemente na nagbunga ang ideya ng BLS seminar mula sa kanyang personal na karanasan noong matagpuang walang malay ang kanyang ina sa kanilang bahay bago ito tuluyang bawian ng buhay. Binigyang diin din niya na ang layon ng nasabing programa ay maturuan ang mga empleyado ng tamang pamamaraan sa oras ng iba’t ibang sakuna.
Kasama ang Taguig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (Taguig DRRMO), inorganisa ng Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) ang kauna-unahang BLS seminars noong Enero na tatakbo hanggang Agosto 2017.
Pinangunahan ng mga trainer mula sa DRRMO ang lectures ukol sa iba’t ibang sakuna at kalamidad na maaring mangyari. Itinuturo rin sa kanila ang kahalagahan ng pagiging handa, mga assigned evacuation area sa buong syudad at tinuturuan kung paano gawin ang simple first-aid treatments gaya ng mga impormasyon sa cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at paglalagay ng tourniquets.
Kaugnay nito, masigasig at patuloy pa rin ang pagsasanay ng lokal na pamahalaan bilang paghahanda sa naka-ambang panganib dala ng “The Big One” – na maaring magdala ng malalakas na lindol sa Marikina, Pasig at ibang parte ng Taguig mula sa West Valley Fault. ###