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Local firefighters undergo basic rescue refresher course

Philippine Information Agency
17 Jun 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

MAASIN CITY, June 17 (PIA) - A total of 42 local firefighters from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) - Maasin City and the provincial fire stations participated in the Basic Rescue Skills Refresher Course conducted in Maasin City.

"The BFP-Maasin City with 36 participants and six from the provincial office, who attended the scheduled three-day training from June 13-15 this year, were refreshed on basic rescue skills needed in preparation for any untoward incidents or emergencies," BFP Senior Fire Officer II Raul Inocando informed.

"It is also part of the operational readiness of the the fire department wherein they are called to rescue any time of the day," Inocando said.

On the first day, Fire Officer (FO) ll Israel Mayorca talked about emergency medical techniques while FO1 Dun Geezer discussed Emergency and rescue overview on splinting, bandaging and proper body mechanics.

Other topics were vehicle crash victim extrication and basic life support.

On the second day, topics tackled are basic rope techniques which involved the use of rope and rescue.

"The third day focused on rappelling which will be held at Saint Joseph College (SJC) building," Inocando disclosed further.

He said that actual scenarios and demonstrations were also provided to include scene safety, cephalocaudal assessment means, personal protection and therapeutic interventions prior to hospital transport where the local firefighters are involved.

The refresher course, Inocando said, is aimed at keeping the firefighters abreast on the developments on firefighting skills especially those who had served the department for how many years.

It was learned that around 30 senior high school immersion students from SJC also participated in the activity. (NBQ/RGC/PIA 8-Southern Leyte)

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