Cebuana RAPIDO volunteers join response training with MMDA

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As part of the disaster resilience campaign of the company, more than 40 PJLGC volunteer-employees and selected ALS learners from Gen. Pio del Pilar National High School and Tibagan Elementary School participated in the first batch of Cebuana RAPIDO Response Team training with Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) at the MMDA Training Center, Napindan Hydraulic Control last July 20 to 21.

On the first day of the training session, lecturers from MMDA discussed Basic Emergency Response such as cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) or choking, basic bandaging, splinting and packaging. To measure how much they learned from the first day, the participants also had a practical exam on the second day and practiced facilitating CPR and FBAO for adults and infant. MMDA’s Chief of Public Safety Division Aldo Mayor also gave a brief background on the basics of being prepared for disasters such as knowing the typhoon signals and indicators as well as basic knowledge about earthquakes.

The second batch of training for volunteers is planned to take place in August, led by the Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI).

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