June 21, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office continues to level up the rescue skills of responders and community volunteers by organizing a basic rope access training recently.
Local tour guides and members of the Bontoc Emergency Response Team (BERT) participated in the training held from March 15 to 17.
Topics discussed were principles of emergency care, basic first aid skills, care and management of ropes and their accessories, basic knot tying, ascending and descending rope techniques, and rope rescue using a natural anchoring system.
Outdoor venue for the skills demonstration, rope techniques, and rope rescue using a natural anchoring system was at Mt. Tufay in Barangay Bontoc Ili.
Trainers and facilitators are the BERT, Sangguniang Kabataan chairpersons, barangays Poblacion and Samoki, Samoki Mountain Rescue Team, and MDRRMO personnel. – Mei Shalom Ayan