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Ms. Vilma  A. Vecino,  Supervising Geologist of MGB-1 delivering her  lecture on the topic  "Understanding Geohazards" Ms. Vilma A. Vecino, Supervising Geologist of MGB-1 delivering her lecture on the topic "Understanding Geohazards"

A Training on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Post-Actions to Natural Calamity was held on September 19-23, 2016 at the Philippine National Police Regional Office 1 at Camp Brigadier General Oscar M. Florendo, Parian, San Fernando, La Union. The training hosted by the PNP aims to educate and equip the PNP personnel with skills, knowledge and tools related to disaster risk reduction especially in terms of planning, responding and managing rescue operations.

About 50 PNP personnel attended the seminar. Among the topics discussed were the Revised LOI 35/10 “SAKLOLO” and PNP Disaster Response Checklist, Disaster Incident Management: NDRRMC Framework, Community Preparedness Response and Post Actions to Calamity which include Geohazard Map Identification of local areas at risk to flooding, landslide, erosion, liquefaction, tsunami, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, etc., Local Emergency Warning Sysytem: SAR Plan for Natural Calamities and basic tools needed, Concepts on Search, Rescue and Retrieval Operations, Basic Firefighting Concepts, Rope Course and High Angle Rescue, Basic Life Support (Emergency Medical Action), Boat Handling and Life Saving Techniques (WASAR), Disaster Incident Command System and Drill Scenario.

MGB1 geologists explained the use of Geohazard maps to the training participants

MGB Regional Office No. I represented by Ms. Vilma A. Vecino served as Resource Speaker on the topics "Understanding Geohazards" and "How to Read a Geohazard Map”. The training ended with a Disaster Response Drill Competition followed by critiquing, assessment and evaluation. VAV

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