The CTU Disaster Risk Reduction Management and CTU Danao ROTC volunteers participated in the 1st Northern Cebu DRRM Rescue Summit 2022 on March 30, 31, and April 1, 2022 held at Danao City Evacuation and Training Center and Danao City Sports Complex with a theme “Promoting Inter-operability, Camaraderie & Resiliency for A Better Cebu.” with target participants from the 4th and 5th Districts of Cebu.
The summit was organized by the city’s local government through the Danao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) with the assistance of SAFARI (Special Assistance for Fire and Rescue Inc.) volunteers.
The free training on Disaster Risk Reduction & Management and Rescue Operations was conducted in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and certified trainers from Danao CDRRMO.
The training was divided into four stations: EMS (AED and Ambulance Operation); FIRE (Fire suppression and Firefighting); USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) and Vehicle / Patient Extrication (using KED); ROPE Rescue Course (Mechanical Advantage).
This Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) course has been designed to provide an in-depth overview of DRRM to humanitarian professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of DRRM. It draws on the very latest global practice and theory combined with expert content from around the world to advance knowledge and learning in this expanding area of practice and research. In addition to presenting the standard frameworks, it introduces new thinking on vulnerability and risk, resilience, and urban contexts.
With the given opportunity to be part of the first summit on DRRM in the local government unit of Danao City, CTU Danao DRRM volunteers mastered the camaraderie and resiliency and integrated the emergency response procedures in northern Cebu even in the event of a major disaster or emergency.
Cdt Col. Cathrina E. Ramos said, “The recently concluded summit really helped us in a way that it involves the active youth like us to render our service or help the community in the event of emergencies or disasters. It is essential to note the importance of the DRRM trainings, especially that we never know what is going to happen next. Not just it opened doors to different opportunities but it also improve our resiliency and linkages with the other DRRM offices….”
Indeed, all participants from CTU Danao are well-equipped with the specific ability relevant to disaster management which can provide good emergency and disaster response services.-Sarah Jane Colina/ICPA Danao