Foresters and Forest Technicians of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) participated and attended the First Aid and Basic Life Support Training organized by the UPLB Occupational Health and Safety Standards Committee (CHSSC) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA) held on 30 September 2019, at the Obdulia F. Sison Hall, UPLB, College, Laguna.
The training was part of a training series sponsored by the CHSSC, OVCCA to educate the University’s stakeholder on the Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Rehabilitation as pre- and post-measures in the event of accidents, disasters, or calamities. They opened the training to all researchers and administrative personnel of UPLB.
The Los Baños Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LB-MDRRMO) provided the training to an estimated number of 55 participants from various offices of the University.
Highlights of the training were the characteristics of a good rescuer (i.e. equipped with knowledge, must always be gentle, respectful, observant, tactful, emphatic, resourceful), demonstration and hands-on experience (i.e. bandaging, proper handling of injured persons, carrying and lifting with or without a stretcher, mouth-to-mouth and cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
MCME staff present during the training are as follows: Foresters Emer C. Gestiada (University Researcher), Rolly V, Breva (Head, Protection and Regulation Unit), Michelle Angela Rafols, Ms. Maricris F. Sityar and Mr. Yaser B. De Chavez. They appreciated the training so much that they have realized how important to have knowledge and training in first aid and basic life support specially in their line of work which is mainly patrolling and monitoring in the mountain and vicinity.
by: Emer C. Gestiada
Photos credit to: Rolly V. Breva