21 July 2021 – Trainings on the emergency medical response for job orders (January 26-28) and management of the dead and missing (March 10-12) are among the list of accomplishments of the city disaster risk reduction and management council (CDRRMC) chaired by Mayor Benjamin Magalong for the first semester of this year.
This was bared during the CDRRMC’s Third quarterly meeting, July 16, at Plaza Lodge, here, spearheaded by the CDRRM Office (CDRRMO) under officer-in-charge Antonette Anaban.
Other activities implemented during the period are the conduct of barangay DRRM and contingency plan workshops for the city’s 128 barangays in 10 batches from April 5 to May 7; camp coordination and camp management training for eight batches from May 4 to 28; and DRR-Climate Change Adaptation development workshop on May 7.
Among the other programs, projects and activities (PPAs) accomplished by the CDRRMC are its first and second quarterly meetings were held on February 19 and April 23, respectively.
Training on psychological first aid for the first batch of participants was done on May 13; family and community disaster preparedness training for eight batches from June 1 to 25; 911 emergency telecommunications trainings from July 5 to 9, were also implemented.
Others are: Purchased and stockpiled food and basic emergency supplies (utilized and distributed); procured additional modular tents for evacuation centers; procured medicines and medical supplies for ambulance use; contingency/ operation fund (procured 50 disinfection machine solution and 50 pieces alcohol).
Meantime, the CDRRMC’s work program for the second semester of 2021, includes the formulation of the Baguio LGU Public Service Continuity Plan (PSC) from July to August and conduct of its fourth quarterly meeting on October 15.
Also included are the updating of the DRRM-Hospital plan this July; updating of contingency planning in August; updating of LDRRM plan for 2020 to 2022 in September; formulation of department PSC plan in September; conduct of simulation exercise with Baguio as pilot area on September 9.
The CDRRMC also intends to purchase basic emergency and rescue tools and equipment for the city’s 20 districts in August; conduct a strategic planning activity for 2022 during the first week of December; and hold a community-based monitoring system activity later this year. – Gaby B. Keith