TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Some 42 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) personnel underwent a five-day Mountain Search and Rescue (MoSAR) Training in Mt. Torong-Torong, Kakai Renabor, Tubod town, on November 7-11, 2022.
The training was managed by the personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection – Search and Rescue Force, Climber’s Association in Response to Ecology (CARE Iligan), and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) Iligan.
A series of lecture-discussion and actual skills execution were employed in the duration of the training, and participants are expected to have a demonstration–return demo and actual simulation exercises. They were able to understand the importance of the basic mountaineering principles and basic safety practices of mountain search and rescue operations, acquire basic skills in ropemanship and single rope technique (SRT), the basic communication signals, orienteering, and land navigation related to emergency response in the mountain environment, perform patient casualty handling, extraction, and evacuation on high-altitude terrain, and perform the proper technique and initiatives in mountain and jungle survival.
Wilfredo Mansueto Jr., Training Director of MoSAR, said, “Kinsahanglan nato ma upgrade or marefresh ang atong training sa mg responders didto sa probinsya ug sa munisipyo kay mao puy requirement sa Office of Civil Defense (OCD) para ma catergorize as Level 1 ang atong DRRMO sa probinsya.”
“Ginagawa ng Provincial and Municipal Government ang ganito na training para ma equip yung mga responders natin in times of emergencies. Ayaw nating mangyari yung nakaraan, may mga rescuers na nag buwis ng buhay para lang maligtas yung iba,” Mansueto added.
Twenty-three (23) of these participants were from PGLDN and members of the Provincial Emergency Response Team ( PERT), and 19 were from the MDRRMOs from different municipalities. PIO-LDN