CAMP OLIVAS -- The Police Regional Office-Central Luzon joined in the conduct of the 2nd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held on Thursday, June 20.
Police Brigadier General Joel Napoleon Coronel, director of the PRO-Central Luzon, said the earthquake drill/simulation aims to help prepare PNP personnel and other employees inside the camp for an earthquake.
The activity started with a one-minute blowing of siren, wherein all PNP personnel, teachers, students and other employees inside their respective offices dropped to the floor, found cover under their tables and held on to it.
Afterwards, all participants with their “go bags” went outside, with both hands covering their heads, walked in a single file, and went to the designated evacuation area which is at the PRO3 Parade Grounds.
The earthquake drill is an annual exercise designed for the awareness, preparedness and readiness of PRO3 PNP personnel and employees during an actual earthquake.
Meanwhile, in an interview, Police Colonel Oscar Jacildo, chief of the Regional Police Community Affairs and Development Division of PRO-Central Luzon, said, “We always have to do preparations through protracted drills like this. It is not a matter of lacking, it is keeping in tune, keeping abreast.”
More or less 1,000 PNP personnel including teachers, students and other employees inside the camp participated in the drill, as well as personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection.