Red Cross Davao City Chapter catered participants from the academe in the 4th Red Cross 143 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Training Camp held on July 26-30, 2018 at the BSP Camp in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City.
The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) joined as the first ever ‘guest participant’ in the training, which was conducted in accordance with the provisions stipulated in Section 13 of RA 10121 or the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System.
The 10 representatives from USeP, composed of faculty members, students, and non-teaching staff, were taught to execute the following DRR activities: Basic Life Support (BLS), First Aid, Swiftwater Safety and Rescue, Water Sanitation (particularly the Mass Water Production & Water Treatment), Basic Rope Rescue Techniques, Camp Management, Personal Survival, Technology in Disaster, Incident Command System International Humanitarian Law, and Safer Access. Other participants include representatives from the Department of Agriculture and from barangays in Poblacion, Talomo, Agdao, Buhangin, Bunawan, Calinan, Baguio, and Tugbok Districts also participated.
Red Cross organized the DRR training to strengthen its linkages with barangays, schools, and other stakeholders throughout Davao Region. Through the promotion of a culture of safety and resiliency, Red Cross supports the network of its community-based volunteers.
Participants of DRR camp are invited to take the free Induction Course for Disaster Response Volunteers for five (5) Saturdays and four (4) Sundays, starting on August 25, 2018. The line-up of activities include the Standard First Aid Training Course and Emergency Medical Technician Basic Provider (EMT-B) Course.