On June 17-21, 2013 two (2) personnel from ELNIDO MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION under the supervision of PSINSP ANALYN PALMA, COP attended the five (5) days training on DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, RELIEF AND RESCUE OPERATION TRAINING in which Palawan Provincial Police Office in partnership with Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office forwarded communication to all Police Station to provided participants in the training together with BPATS member of Bataraza, roxas and Narara likewise same letter of invitation were also sent to  friendly forces; Philippine Coastguard, Special Boat Unit (SBU) and Maritime Police.

 That, said training were attended by 50 participants from different Police Station in the Province of Palawan, held at Camp Heginio A Mendoza Sr., Bgy Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa and selected areas as the other venue of training.

 On June 17, 2013. Activity started with a program proper in which PSUPT RONIE S BACUEL, DPDO gave his welcome remarks and PSINSP BERMAR R HERRERA, C, PCRBR presented the participants and being declared as open by the Provincial Director PSSUPT ATANACIO T MACALAN JR, MAPSS.

After a short program, lecture started by Ms Hayalee Joy C Vicente the invited speaker in which she discussed the Stress Management, she mentioned that, responder in a disastrous event should handled their own stress to avoid misdemeanor, and representative from Bureau of Fire SFO2 Lowell T Dahon and FO1 Eugene Manuel talk about the Basic Fire Fighting concepts and Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue Basic concepts in conflagration Disruption Proper Usage of fire Extinguisher and rule of the PNP during Fire Incident, Mr Earl Timbancaya, PDRRMO Officer explained the concept of  Disaster Incident Management: The NDRRMC Framework (RA 1012; Principles, concepts, Disaster Incident Model, Socio Economic- Environmental Impacts of Disaster and PO2 Fred M Aurelio Jr, PCR PNCO elucidated the LOI 35/10 “Saklolo Revised” and PNP Disaster Response Checklist (Concepts of the PNP’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan and the Immediate Response of lower PNP units a few hours before, during and after the occurrence of disaster.)

On the second day, lectures continued wherein training staff from PDRRMO discussed the Disaster Incident Command System (ICS) with the Concepts on search, rescue and retrieval operation, Workshop on inter-operatibility of response units, LGUs and other Non Government Unit, Contingency Planning, Team Organization, Individual Duties and responsibilities, Command System, Triaging and Safety Assessment. He discussed the Module A-H which covers the importance of establishing Incident Command System  after the discussion participants  were divided into teams for a workshop and created their own Incident Command System that can be adopted to a given scenarios.

On the third day, training was getting more exciting because participants undergone Rope Courses and High Angel Rescue but  prior to the said activity training staff and PDRRMC elaborated the basic Knot Tying and rappelling techniques, Fundamental and Basic of high angle rescue and evacuation techniques, Basic raising and lowering system of various equipment.

That, at about 10:00 in the morning after the lecture and briefing, training staff/PDRRMC and participants left Camp Mendoza and proceeded to Palawan State University, Bgy Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City Palawan and undertake practical exercises which was the rope course.

On the fourth day, at about 8:00 in the morning of June 20, 2013 participants assembled at Pristine Beach, training staff, PDRRMC and Philippine Coast Guard discussed the proper Boat Handling and Live Saving Techniques Boat technologies, equipment, boat crew organization and boat commands, further demonstrated the basic boat handlings and capsizing, recovery procedures, paddling techniques and drop pick up procedure. Life ring rescue ropes throwing techniques, Water Safety and life saving techniques (Swimming Approaches, carries, victim removal from water, etc) Swimming Proficiency (Surface Diving, Underwater Swim, Life Saving Stroke).

The 5th day, at about 8:00 in the morning participants assembled at the grandstand of Camp Mendoza for a final test, in which the training staff prepared a DISASTER RESPONSE DRILL COMPETITION that all the workshop and practical exercises were gathered and put into one (1) dynamic activity. Boat handling, fire fighting, knot tying, entry hazard point and rescuing a victim were being set-up and at the end of activity team 2 who got a short time usage and correct procedures won the competition.

This training aims to develop the consciousness of every participant in disaster response, to enhance their capabilities and skill in rendering public service and securing lives and property in times of calamities and also to stirring-up their minds that fear and dread on disaster or catastrophe’s should not run instead be ready and prepared.