The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) under its Gender and Development Program (GAD) in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) conducted a lecture and training program on Basic Management of Medical and Trauma Emergencies to prepare and equip its employees during medical crises.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Blessie S. Taguibao said “the DAR personnel, especially those who conduct field work at times encounter medical emergencies involving farmers and residents in agrarian reform areas. This training taught them how to handle medical situations.”
Engr. Peter Barasi from the DAR Regional office said the training was beneficial especially to the field men who are at high risk of heart failure due to long exposure under the sun.
The BFP officers trained a total 50 employees on emergency preparedness and basic life support.
Fire Officer Virginia Morgado shared her knowledge on applying first aid. She said that it is essential for every person to have some basic understanding on what to do and how to react during emergency situations.
The BFP officers imparted the process of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), demonstrated the proper way of applying first aid, and the correct ways in rescuing victims.
The one-day training was held on April 12, 2016 at the Cagayan Integrated Laboratory Services, Department of Agriculture, RGC, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City. (Ma. Isaandra N. Miguel)
Photo 1: Senior Fire Officer Jay T. De Leon demonstrating the proper way to conduct CPR.
Photo 2: DAR personnel applying what they have learned during the lecture and demonstration on conducting CPR.
Photo 3: BFP officers demonstrate the correct way in carrying/rescuing victims.