Barangays get rescue and communication equipment

Twenty one barangays in the city of Baguio were given rescue and communication equipment so as to build the resilience of vulnerable communities and reducing the impact of disasters/emergencies in their area of jurisdiction.

The city government here has been conducting a Community Action Disaster Response Training (CADRE) to barangay officials of Baguio in preparation for any and all kinds of calamities in the city.

Realizing the importance of having a rescue and communication equipment to the barangays for them to respond to incident or any emergencies/disaster that may arise and for them to report back to the CDRRMC operation center for any and further assistance, the city government through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the 21 barangays who undergone CADRE training September last year received the said equipment.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan together with congressman Marques Go and councilor Michael Lawana handed the equipment to the barangays officials last week during the punong barangay monthly meeting at the Baguio City multi-purpose hall.
This is the second batch of barangays who received the same.

The rescue and communication equipment contains one spool 14” nylon rope 100 meters; ten pieces shovel; one piece sledge hammer; two pieces each of fire axe, hack saw, hand saw and tin snip; three units of portable radio (with 1 year NTC permit and PECE); one unit of base radio (with 1 year NTC permit and PECE); 1 bolt cutter; Co-Ax (10 meters, RG 8); 1 unit original CP22; and 1 unit regulated power supply, 30 amps.

Among the barangays who received the equipment include Asin, Atok Trail, BGH Compound, Burnham-Legarda, East and Middle Quirino Hill, Dominican-Mirador, Pacdal, Loakan Liwanag, Pinsao Pilot Project, Pinsao Proper, Happy Hallow, Holyghost Extension, Aurora Hill Proper, Lower Quirino Hill, Victoria Village, San Antonio Village, San Luis, Cabinet Hill-Teacher’s Camp, Upper Quezon Hill, and West Quirino Hill.

Domogan reminded the beneficiaries of their responsibility for the maintenance and repair of said rescue and communication equipment in order to ensure the continuous communication and coordination with CDRRMC operation center.

“Be vigilant in your respective jurisdiction most especially during rainy seasons to prevent, if not minimize calamity,” added the mayor. *Jho Arranz