CTU Tabogon Extension Empowers Community with First Aid and Fire Safety Seminar

On March 7, 2024, the Cebu Technological University Daanbantayan Campus-Tabogon Extension took proactive steps towards ensuring the safety and well-being of its community by hosting a comprehensive seminar focused on basic first aid and fire safety at the CTU Tabogon Extension Covered Court. This initiative brought together faculty, staff, and students alike, underscoring the institution’s commitment to fostering a culture of preparedness and responsiveness.

The event commenced with an official opening by the esteemed CTU Tabogon Campus Director, Dr. Rolina C. Paran, who warmly welcomed attendees and set the tone for the day’s proceedings. Following her address, Mr. Joseph A. Abueva, the NSTP coordinator, articulated the significance of equipping individuals with the necessary skills to provide vital assistance in diverse emergency scenarios, laying the groundwork for the seminar’s objectives.

Mr. Kervin Martinez, the campus nurse, assumed the role of elucidating fundamental first aid principles, delving into practical demonstrations to illustrate proper techniques. Of particular focus was the importance of swift and effective response in situations such as choking, with hands-on guidance provided to enhance participants’ understanding and confidence in their ability to intervene effectively.

An engaging open forum, expertly facilitated by Ms. Shiela Mae Arcipe, BSED-English Instructor, provided a platform for students to pose queries and glean further insights from the knowledgeable speakers. The interactive nature of the session fostered a dynamic exchange of information, enriching the learning experience for all in attendance.

The roster of resource speakers featured esteemed members of the community, including PO2 James Royce C. Cañete, accompanied by his capable assistants, Sir Mark Bryan Masong and Sir Mark Francis Vicoy. PO2 James Royce C. Cañete assumed the mantle of guiding participants through the intricacies of fire safety procedures, delivering a comprehensive overview supplemented by practical demonstrations. Attendees were afforded the invaluable opportunity to familiarize themselves with firefighting and rescue techniques firsthand, thereby augmenting their preparedness to handle fire-related emergencies competently.

The seminar culminated in an insightful open forum, spearheaded by the NSTP coordinators and SSG officers, enabling participants to engage in meaningful dialogue and further consolidate their understanding of the topics covered. Through collaborative efforts and shared knowledge, the CTU Tabogon Extension community emerged from the seminar equipped with vital skills and a heightened sense of preparedness, poised to respond effectively to emergencies and safeguard the well-being of all. / Eralin A. Rondina