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Local government officials and community volunteers in the towns of Tagoloan and Villanueva, Misamis Oriental completed a two-day Crisis Management and Rescue Training organized recently by STEAG State Power Inc.

Participated by 75 barangay volunteers including law enforcement personnel and local government officials, the training was designed to improve disaster-preparedness of local communities by way of enhancing skills of leaders and volunteers in rescue operation, management and emergency response.

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During the activity, participants underwent drills and exercises on first aid, rescue and transfer, disaster-response protocol, fire emergency response, as well as terrorism and bomb-threat management. The participants also prepared their respective local contingency plans amidst possible occurrence of natural and man-made calamities.

Steag Safety and Environment Officer Francis Libao said the training is part of the company’s commitment to build local capabilities particularly in emergency-response and disaster management.

“We are very much thankful to Steag for this support and we hope that through this training, our local disaster coordinating mechanism will be more ready to respond to calamities and emergency situations” said Tagoloan Municipal Administrator Ray Abejo. (STEAG)

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