January 29, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Forty-six men and women of the 2nd Mountain Province Provincial Mobile Force Company completed an emergency responders training conducted by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).
From Oct. 3 to 7, personnel of the PDRRMO,  Philippine Red Cross-Mountain Province Chapter, Provincial Information Office, Provincial Security Services Office, and Bontoc General Hospital  facilitated the training on basic life support, first aid management, ropemanship, basic water rescue and crossing, and mountain rescue.
Activities  included  lectures and return demos, skills training with scenarios and simulations conducted in various locations, and amazing race which constitutes 13 stations specifically rope escape, river crossing, bandaging, rescue carries, adult and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation, knot tying, landmine, trauma assessment, among others.
The training aimed to properly equip the police with the skills and knowledge on crisis management and to ensure their roles for all types of emergencies following rescue protocols.
The 46 compose the second batch of PMFC personnel to undergo emergency responders training. The first batch had their training last April.
In the press release of the 2MP-PMFC, P/Cpl. Harrison B. Isican said the training was exhausting but rewarding, and the learning objectives were attained.
He added they were impressed with the knowledge and skills of the resource persons on their respective topics.
OIC Provincial Director P/Col. Rey A. De Peralta represented by PLt/Col. Vinson C. Ogas, Deputy Provincial Director for Operation, stressed the importance of emergency responders training in their daily tasks as mandated in the PNP mission.
Police personnel are the first responders during emergencies or disasters, especially in the rural areas. – Valerie Taguba