MADDELA, Quirino, March 3 (PIA) -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Quirino chapter has conducted a three-day basic disaster management training here last February 27 to 29, attended by 29 school heads, education supervisors, disaster action officers, and presidents of parents, teachers and community associations.
Jesusa Leal, chapter administrator, said the training is part of the Spanish and German Red Cross Societies-sponsored Emergency Assistance to People Affected by Typhoons (Nesat-Nalgae) in the northern provinces of Qurino and Isabela.
“The training aims to provide appropriate and up-to-date knowledge, skills and attitudes for the effective and efficient preparedness education in the schools and community,” Leal explained.
Among the lectures and activities conducted were disaster management concepts, emergency response services, public awareness, and Red Cross policies and procedures in disaster management.
The participants were also oriented on hazard mapping review as well as disaster management planning and they also drafted school-based disaster management plans.
Leal likewise said that the PRC will also support the school heads in the conduct of re-echo trainings in the schools to ensure that disaster risk reduction will be mainstreamed and institutionalized as one of the important components in the learning of students through inclusion in school plans, activities and in the learning curriculum.
Earlier, the PRC has also conducted a similar training cum launching of the foreign-assisted emergency assistance program in Nagtipunan last January 31 to March 1, where municipal and barangay officials of Maddela and Nagtipunan, were oriented on disaster risk reduction management. (TCB-PIA 2)