Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Davao Region braces for the shake drill

DAVAO CITY, June 21 (PIA) Davao Region braces for the holding of the shake drill on Jun22, 2016. 

Liza Mazo, director of the Office of Civil Defense 11 and chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the pilot area of the shake drill will be the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao headquarters in Camp Panacan.

She said participants will be assessed on how they manage themselves during the earthquake by executing duck, cover and hold and by conducting emergency evacuation of victims.

“We will look closely the state of readiness of all participants when a disaster like earthquake occurs,” Mazo said.

In April 21 shake drill, The composite board of evaluators spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense XI gave the Police Regional Office XI a very satisfactory mark following the holding of the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill at its headquarters in Camp Catitipan, Buhangin.

Mazo lauded the uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the PRO XI for the orderly conduct of the earthquake drill which was characterized by the observance of the duck, cover and hold, and the corresponding fire and medical responses.

She said that while there are adjustments to be made in terms of responding to the alarm system, the police responded efficiently.

Mazo stressed that aside from the grade school pupils, the policemen are highly disciplined in carrying out the drill.

She also revealed that Davao Region shares the responsibility of responding to Metro Manila in the event the Marikina fault line activates.  (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)
- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2381466480198/davao-region-braces-for-the-shake-drill#sthash.fsYw1DDQ.dpuf
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