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SPCIS PDRMMC Cooperate for 2 Disaster Drills

            St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council joined forces for earthquake and fire drills’ simulation last August 27 at the College ground.

The Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Team of the College Department headed by Mr. Neri Miguel, worked with the PDRRMC for the very first time walking together with one advocacy: TO BUILD DISASTER AWARENESS AMONG THE YOUTH.  The drills were participated by the College and the Grade School Departments executing the proper ways to do from evacuating the room to looking for a safer location. The said drills were conducted as the school requested for it.

Earthquake Drill

The earthquake drill began by ringing the bell continuously. The students immediately ran for their lives, covered their heads and looked for a safer place to assemble.  Minutes after convening at the ground, the Search and Rescue Team, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and the military group arrived on their respective rescue vehicles. Before entering the building, the Search and Rescue Team members prayed and took their pledges to save every single victim’s lives being trapped inside. Other medical personnel such as the military, some members of the rescue team, SPCIS nurses and a nun waited outside for the victims to be treated under first-aid maintenance. The victims, with severe wounds and injuries, were rushed by an ambulance. The second year and third year nursing students acted as victims. After the earthquake drill, Michael Chan (Vice Chairman of the PDRRMC) talked about the must to do’s as well as the equipment used to rescue victims.  

Fire Drill

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) diffused artificial smoke inside the building to give effect on the simulation of the fire drill. The drill also began by ringing the bell, nonstop. The students did the same tactics to get out from the building and suddenly, a fire truck found its way to respond. Some students were trapped inside the building and the Search and Rescue Team partook the job. After the drill, the BFP taught how to use the fire extinguisher. Just remember the PASS: Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle, Squeeze the lever and Sweep.

“In case of emergency situations, I hope that we will help each other.  Don’t panic.  We should always follow the procedures and protocols that we were trained to do, so we can prevent further numbers of casualties,” said Governor Ryan Luis Singson, PDRRMC chairman of Ilocos Sur.


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