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Disaster Council members undergo DRRM seminar-workshop

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SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, April 10 (PIA) — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) recently underwent seminar-workshop on disaster preparedness and planning aiming to effectively and efficiently implement emergency response during disasters.

The said training was spearheaded by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council - Office of Civil Defense IV-A (RDRMMO-OCD).

During the two-day seminar-workshop, the RDRMMO-OCD equipped the CDRRMO with knowledge on the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010, communications and disaster reporting systems as well as contingency planning.

The CDRRMO also underwent workshop on the Incident Command System — an effective and efficient systematic management tool used for the command, control and coordination of emergency responses.

The RDRMMO-OCD also taught them the importance of organizational structure and framework composition not just in the municipal level but also in the barangay units.

The said agencyalso noted that barangays should also create a DRRM committee with organized council members and well-trained responders and service providers. (PIA-4A with report from CIO-SPC)