Our ever changing world has indeed changed, what ever we give it, shall return it three folds. We are the care taker of mother earth, it is our duty to make sure balance is maintained. The fact that we have failed which resulted to abnormal weather behaviour resulting to several calamities is a grim reminder of what is to come. Government alone can do only so much, but us, working hand in hand in preparing for the worse and hoping for the best. Being prepared is vital to our survival, “Ligtas and Handa” let us not rely on others if we can teach ourselves to be Victim No More.
The chivalrous vision of Maj. Emmanuel Garcia and his very effective staffs of the 7th Civil Relations Group, CRS AFP paved the way for the development of the first batch of Emergency Responders, as the students and faculty of Polytechnic University of the Philippines Quezon City takes on the challenge for three gruelling days of mind, body and spirit that was held on last Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 24 to 26, 2015). The lectures covered the various scenarios and conditions in any given disasters. The importance of understanding the purpose of such training was literally covered thru experienced resource persons in the following institutions DOST, NDRRMC, MMDA, REACT, PNP and DSWD. With all this awareness put together and moulded in every participants mind, one can now picture how important it is to absorb and apply not only in school but as well in their respective homes. As our country prepares for the coming “Big One” we need to do our part and turn nothing into everything. It is now the responsibility of every citizen to make sure when the time comes we are much prepared.
Applications of Learning: Sharing the fun way on how to absorb the topic of Basic Life Support and some practical First Aid Skills thru actual exercises can be a little bit tiring but very rewarding. Distinguishing a heart attacked with an epileptic occurrence and what to do is just one of the many things every participants must see thru. Institutions upon organizations sought the need to work together in spreading the experiences to any one willing to learn and share. It is in this activities that we can make sure of proper applications of methods and procedures. What the participants maybe laughing at today, can someday save lives of people around them, and most specially even their love ones.
Thanks to unwavering support of ROTC Philippines NCR Alumni Assn. Inc.®, field group REDD (ROTC Emergency and Disaster Defenders) under the infallible leadership of Mr. Louie M. Miranda in partaking their practical skills and know how in the arena of Disasters and Emergencies making our future responders fully equipped mentally and physically to address emergency situations and also in avoiding being the very victim as well.
Maj. Garcia recognizes the need to be prepared even in circumstances that equipment’s are not available we can still make a difference and function in ways the surroundings can give, making our manpower equally effective in accomplishing their purpose no matter the odds. And for the participants, truly appreciated the combined efforts put together in order for them to level up in their ordinary talents.
As we made our time beneficial to society exceeding our own capacity and assuring our country one less victim is the true spirit of this noble endeavour. “Volunteers don’t get paid not because they are worthless, but because they are Priceless”. – Louie Miranda