Fifty fire volunteers took their oath as officers and members of the newly–created City Fire Volunteer group on September 1, 2014.

The fire volunteers took oath before Mayor Lina Montilla during the LGU’s kick-off program for the month-long celebration of the 114th Philippine Civil Service Month.

“Kamo ang amon nga bag-o nga partners sa disaster response and mitigation diri sa syudad. Misyon naton ang magserbisyo,” said Mayor Montilla as she charges the officers and members of the new volunteer group headed by Team Leader Allan Marvin Acosta.

The fire volunteer group is composed of employees and personnel of City Schools Division of Tacurong, the city government, Tacurong Police Station, Tacurong Search and Rescue Team (TRACER), EORA-CVO, and Joint Task Force Talakudong. They have undergone a rigorous 5-day fire volunteer training on July 21-25, 2014.

The Bureau of Fire Protection-Tacurong facilitated the training that included lectures and practical examinations on fire suppression and control, and basic rescue and emergency medical operations. The volunteers, as trainees, also participated in fire simulation exercises.

Tacurong CDRRMC and BFP-Tacurong also introduced the basic incident command system to raise awareness on the process and structure during disaster response.

LGU Tacurong City continues to capacitate different sectors to enhance disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in the city.

“We hope to conduct more trainings in partnership with our line agencies to empower more sectors for DRRM,” said Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon, Chair of the SP Committee on DRRM. (LGU Tacurong City Information)