Wednesday July 18, 2018

Metro’s rescue workers test skills

Suit up. Two officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection show how they’d rescue victims of a car bomb explosion, in a drill held in the South Road Properties as part of Emergency Management Services Week. (SunStar Photo/Amper Campaña)

AROUND 500 rescuers in Metro Cebu joined the Rescue Olympics yesterday as part of the celebration of Emergency Management Services Week.

Dr. Leo Pataray, head of the department of emergency service in the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), said the two-day activity seeks to improve the skills of all rescuers, so they can be ready for the next emergency.

During the Rescue Olympics, emergency responders showed how to respond to different emergency situations, including vehicular accidents that injure several passengers. They held the demonstration in Cebu City’s South Road Properties.

“Since this is participated in by different emergency responders, including those in the government and non-government organizations, the goal of this activity is to unify our response in different situations,” Pataray said. So far, he observed, the skills of emergency responders in Metro Cebu are getting better. (RVC)