DENR-PENRO forms REAcT

DENR Secretary Cimatu (left photo) gives an inspirational message to the participants (center) of the DENR-PENRO REAcT. Right photo shows the simulation activity of the participants saving an injured man on the street. (DENR-PENRO Antique)

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO)-Antique recently conducted a three-day Learning Event/Capability Training for the DENR Rescue Emergency Action Team (REAcT).

The REAcT training aimed to capacitate and equip the organized PENRO and Community ENROs REAcT for immediate response and handling of emergencies.

Together with the Philippine Red Cross-Antique Chapter and Nation Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Region VI the participants were taught the Mobile Radio Communication Operation, Basic Life Support and Carries, Splinting and Bandaging.

Director Nestor Antonio Monroy and Engr. Dyjee A. Gallega from NTC 6 discussed Orientation on Mobile Radio Communication, while Philippine Red Cross-Antique Chapter headed by Ma. Patricia Isabel Florida discussed Basic Life Support with the lecture on proper Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and carries, splinting and bandaging.

A Simulation Activity of the rescue and interact with the personnel was held on the final day of the training

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu also graced the learning event and gave an inspirational message to the participants. He emphasized the resiliency of everyone in climate change through DENR-REAcT.

The DENR Secretary also challenged the participants if they are willing to have a rescue situation in terms of disasters in their area, and without any second thought, the participants accepted the challenge.

Also, DENR PENRO Antique aims to organize an in-house rescue team for the DENR in order to respond to emergencies within its offices and upland communities where the government projects are located.

DENR REACT will also collaborate with the local DRMM group as one of its initiatives as Climate Resilient and Climate Change responsive Office.

“In today’s climate change, all of us should be prepared in whatever circumstances that might come our way, and this DENR REAcT will help DENR people be more equipped and ready in terms of disasters both natural and man-made,” said Western Visayas Regional Director Jim O Sampulna. (DENR-6)

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