IFSU performs Campus-Wide Fire and Earthquake Drill
IFSU Main Campus conducted a campus-wide Fire and Earthquake Drill in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Ifugao, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRM)-Lamut and Lamut Municipal Police Station on March 29, 2017.
The drill simulated an actual disaster response and rescue undertaking where students and employees acted as victims while the ROTC students acted as the responders with the help of the College of Criminal Justice Education-Interns.
At the end of the drill, MDRRM-Lamut and BFP-Ifugao congratulated IFSU Main Campus for the success of the said activity.
MDRRM-Lamut and BFP-Ifugao gave an evaluation of the drill.
Junifer D. Ngannoy, Officer in Charge (OIC) MDRRM-Lamut congratulated the responders for treating the victims properly and were able to recover the unreported victim assigned by the MDRRM-Lamut and BFP-Ifugao.
Ngannoy pointed out the importance of searching and verifying to ensure that all persons are accounted for.
He added that the recovery of the seven victims was quick, however, he said that in real life it would take at least two and a half to four hours to rescue.
He also mentioned that the activity would be more beneficial if everyone participates.
Overall, he said that staying calm and not run when disasters like what was supposed for the drill. Instead do the Duck-Cover-Hold technique, he added.
Meanwhile, SPO3 Adler A. Acosta, OIC Head, BFP-Municipal Fire Marshal-Lamut shared a mixed feeling of being happy and sad.
“Happy with a successful drill but sad that there were participants who did not take the activity seriously.”
“Ligtas ang may Alam,” said Acosta.
Having the knowledge of what to do saves you during a disaster, Acosta reminded.
On the other hand, Dr. Diosdado M. Aquino, IFSU Main Campus Executive Director thanked the MDRMM-Lamut, BFP-Ifugao, Lamut Municipal Police Station, Students and Employees for their participation in the said drill.
Aquino gave recognition to Ms. Evarista Gano, IFSU Main Campus DRRM-in-charge for her efforts in facilitating the successful execution of the activity.
Dr. Aquino endorsed the importance of the drill and encouraged everyone to participate and take the drills seriously. #