Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Drivers in the City Are Now Emergency Responder

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - To strengthen the emergency response capability of the city, some drivers in the city had undergone basic life support and first aid training.

Just recently, the said drivers graduated from the training which the ceremony was held at Peoples Hall, City Hall compound graced by Mayor Florencio Flores Jr.

In his speech, Flores said that knowledge acquired by the drivers during the training were not be in vain since they can use it for their own, for family and for community.

The said training was conducted as support to the existing Malaybalay Emergency Rescue Unit (MERU).

Meanwhile City Consultant Eileen Ortega Gamo hope that Malaybalay will become the most prepared city all over the country in terms of emergency response.

This is one way of luring tourist and investors to visit in the city and invest as well.

It was learned from information officer Joni Ester Parrado that around 80 drivers in the city composed of four batches graduated from basic life support and first aid training.

Drivers are great help during emergency situation since they are usually the first to know untoward events while roaming around the city streets.


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