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Las Piñas City holds exercises to strengthen emergency response

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Emergency and rescue personnel of Las Piñas City tested and sharpened their skills during their recent interoperability exercises.

The Las Piñas City Search and Rescue and Retrieval Cluster participated in the two-day training event held on May 26 and 27 at the University of Perpetual Help System.

The cluster consists of the Las Piñas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Las Piñas City Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection-Las Piñas.

“Layunin po ng nasabing pagsasanay na makagawa at mapalakas pa ang kapasidad ng LDRRMC emergency response team para sa pagpapabuti ng kanilang kakayahan tungo sa epektibong pagtugon sa emergency o oras ng pangangailangan,” the Las Piñas City government said on Facebook.

It wants to ensure that response to calamities would be fast, effective, and competent, it said.

The event is also meant to raise awareness among residents that they need to be aware of and prepared for the effects of climate change, it said.

“Patunay po ito na nananatiling prayoridad at mahalaga po sa lokal na pamahalaan ang kaligtasan at kapakanan ng bawat Las Piñeros,” it added.