Thursday, September 2, 2010

Earthquake and Fire Drill Boost the URSB Disaster Preparedness By Jonathan Orbuda

Mandated by the republic act of the Philippines, he University of Rizal System Binangonan campus performed the earthquake and fire drill last July 27, 2010 at exactly two o’clock in the afternoon. The said exercises were done for the aw...areness of the students and faculties on what to do during such calamities.

Behind the breath-taking courses of actions was Mr. Jubred Peñano, URSB Mountaineering Society adviser who facilitated the said event. To make the activities schematic and realistic, Peñano invite various groups that are expert in this field. The Municipal Fire Expert headed by SFO4 Eliezer C. Gonzal, SFO3 Fernando C. Espiña, FO1 John Gilbert L. Tirona and Fir Aide Federico Brown. The URSB Mountaineering Society (MOTSOC) headed by Julie Ann Abinez. The Red Cross headed by URSB campus nurse Al-janet Blas P. de Ungria, RN. Rescuing team leaded by 2Lt. Christian P. Santiago (RES) PA. the Damdam Kalilimodan Art Guild headed by Jonathan Orbuda.

Before the event proper, the team was gathered together with the faculties for the orientation. “Kailangan talaga ng proper knowledge sa ganitong mga calamities,” SFO4 Gonzal discussed. “Lalo na dito sa URSB, around 3000 lives ang nandito,” he added. “Dapat 4 to 5 minutes lang makalabas na ang lahat,” he explaines to the faculties. Further discussions followed and the classes was cut after the meeting. The activity aims for the readiness of URSB when uncertainties come. “Kung ire-rate ko ang preparedness ng URSB, masasabi kong out of ten, nasa six lang,” Mr. Peñano said. “We are already educated in line with this event yet the facilities in rescuing and first aid is not that available” he added. The exercise was successfully done with the cooperation of the student and the faculties. “May susunod pa na drill para naman sa mga students na morning session,” Mr. Peñano’s last words.

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