The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) of Tacurong City funded the 5-day fire volunteer training facilitated by the Tacurong Bureau of Fire Protection on July 21-25, 2014.

Fire volunteers on training are fifty-five (55) personnel from the City Schools Division of Tacurong, the city government, Tacurong Police Station, Tacurong Search and Rescue Team (TRACER), EORA-CVO, and Joint Task Force Talakudong.

The CDRRMC aims to continue to strengthen its partnership with other agencies on disaster mitigation and response. “During incidents or disasters, the LGU cannot work alone. We need to work with everyone who are willing and able to help,” said Mayor Lina O. Montilla during the opening program. “That is why, we involve them in disaster preparation,” she added. Montilla is Tacurong CDRRMC Chairperson.

BFP Provincial Director, CSupt. Samuel R. Perez, also showed his support to this endeavor during the opening ceremonies.

BFP, headed by Inspector Ma. Jenna Resurreccion, first briefed the trainees about firefighting safety techniques, procedures, apparatus, tools and equipment, and communication system.

The training included lectures and practical examinations on fire suppression and control, and basic rescue and emergency medical operations.

Fire simulation exercises will also test the participants on how to apply their newly-acquired skills and knowledge on basic firefighting.

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

Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon, SP Chairperson on Disaster Management, oversees the training and other disaster preparedness activities in the city.

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The 5-day fire volunteer training is among the activities conducted in Tacurong City in observance of July as Disaster Awareness Month. (LGU Tacurong City Information)