Baguio Country Club conducts fire brigade training-A A +A
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
JUST recently, the Baguio Country Club acquired its very own brand new fire truck to not only serve its establishment, but as a multiplier support for the city and the nearby neighboring municipalities of Benguet in times of disasters and calamities.
BCC's Health and Safety officer Leonard Cancio, together with representatives of the Baguio City Red Cross and the Cordillera Bureau of Fire Protection unit, spearheaded a three week course on basic life support, first aid and fire brigade training of some 450 BCC employees which ended August 17.
Cancio said, "The trainings that we are giving the employees will assure the clubs readiness in times of calamities and disasters not only to its member constituents, but to the public as well, when the need for additional responders may be called for.”
After receiving their Certificates of Competency from the Red Cross and the BFP, a seven man team may be deployed at any given time not only within the Baguio Country Club, but anywhere in the city and adjacent municipalities needing additional support from competent rescue teams.
Meanwhile, BCC General Manager Anthony De Leon said, "The preparedness of the employees during calamities and disasters are not only limited to immediate actions, but to management as well.
"Aside from our QRT's or Quick Reaction Teams that will be involved in rescue and fire situations, management together with other rank and file employees have been given specific tasks like resource, coordination, fiscal management and a like, to ensure the accurate deployment of human resources and equipment's, whenever our services will be needed,” he added.
The disaster management plan of BCC is not only an offshoot of the 1990 July 16 earthquake and a structural fire that struck the club in the 90s, but also a way to have competent first responders in times of calamities and disasters not for the Baguio Country Club, but for the public as well.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 22, 2012.