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Fostering recognition among Physician, Midwives, Nurses

and other related profession through education.
Through the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of
2010, the policies of the state is to formulate/ implement /institutionalize a
comprehensive risk reduction and management in holistic approach by
incorporating international accepted principles in humanitarian assistance,
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change measures an gender sensible,
responsive to indigenous knowledge and Strengthen capability in the
communities in the participation of Civil Society Organization, NGO, private
sectors, volunteers to complement govt resources for effective delivery of
services to citizenry. This include mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction training
and Capability Building of Physicians, Midwives, Nurses and other public sector
employees. In La Trinidad Benguet, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
council put Disaster Risk Reduction Plan in the Municipal Development Master
Plan, which include Capability Building among Physician, Midwife, Nurses, and
other municipal employees to enhance their knowledge and skills to response to
a disasters at any time and to give safe assistance to health delivery even in the
midst of confusion.
A. Training included:
a. Basic First Aid and Life Support to the Barangays and Municipal Employees.
b. Basic Water Safety
c. Barangay Health Emergency response Team Training
d. Disaster Management Training
e. Conduct Emergency Responders Course to all municipal employee.
f. Public Health Emergency Management.
g. Refresher Course (every Friday)
a. Continuing Professional Education
b. Participate on Postgraduate Course for Physicians Nurses and Midwives
c. Joining Conferences on related issues
d. Attending the Annual Convention of Integrated Midwives Association of the
Philippines (IMAP),


Preparing, checking and maintaining a disaster

preparedness manual

Preparing, checking and maintaining a disaster preparedness manual

is very important because this serves as guidelines for health and nonhealth personnel basis for them to have one process, method that will
eliminate misunderstanding from health personnel and non-health

This includes:
I. Barangay Disaster Control Group
a. Inventory- Total population of the Barangay(community people)
including individuals with special needs.
b. Barangay Lay-out/maps
The developing evacuation Plan, identifying the safe Evacuation area
that is safe open space free from hazards, Designate an evacuation area
for every Purok and Maps/route to evacuation area should be posted in
strategic areas, inform the community about the evacuation plan.
A disaster preparedness and recovery plan should include employee
training. It should address general training for all employee, including:
- Individual roles and responsibilities
- Information about threats, hazards, and protection action
- Notification, warning and communication procedures
- Means for locating family members
- Evacuation, shelter, and accountability procedures
- Location and use of common emergency equipment
- Emergency shutdown procedures


Do we do a Disaster Drill? It is important?

Yes we do regular Disaster Drill and is very important, Drill can include
responses by individual to protect themselves, such as learning how to
shelter in place, understanding what to do in an evacuation, and organizing
meet up points so that people can find each other after disaster. For
emergency services and other first responder, disaster drills handle topics
like what to do when communications are cut off, how to deal with lack of
access to equipment, tools and even basic services like water and power and
to handle evacuations. A disaster drill also provide a chance to practice for
events such as mass casualties which can occur during a disaster.
Disaster drills are the only real way of functionally test our capabilities to
handle the real deal on the- job training taking place in the middle of a
disaster could become a disaster in itself. The primary goal of any disaster
drill is to improve operations, decision-making, planning, and management
skills of personnel. In everyday life we do not respond to enough real disaster
to become proficient in our skills. It demonstrate the need for readiness at all
times. Preparing for the what if is an integral part of our business.
Last July 23, 2015, Public schools of Baguio and Benguet conducted the
simultaneous earthquake drill and took seriously the lifesaving move, duck
and hold. The simultaneous drill that started when a supposed earthquake
stuck the different places that start at 9 am. During disaster drill, Students
are expected to practice things like evacuating the building and assisting
each other so that they will know what to do when a real alarm sounds,
Students may also organize disaster drills for their families so that household
member will know what to do in an emergency.