Muntinlupa Disaster Council holds DRRM Equipment Expo
In celebration of the National Disaster Resilience Month, the local government of Muntinlupa hosted an expo and demo of equipment for Disaster Risk Reduction Management together with local BFP and other emergency response team partners.
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led the opening ceremony of the DRRM Equipment Expo on Wednesday at the Muntinlupa City Hall Quadrangle, Brgy. Putatan.
Selected vehicles and equipment for extrication activities, search and rescue for collapsed structures, firefighting efforts, and other operations were showcased in the event.
These include a Rescue Ambulance with Automated External Defibrillator, hydraulic cutters, drones, fiber boats, pneumatic light masts, and tools for high and low angle rescues.
Fresnedi noted that Muntinlupa is equipped to respond and rescue residents in times of disasters and calamities.
Other exhibitors who participated in the expo include: BFP Muntinlupa, City Health Office – Health Emergency Medical Services, Brgy. Ayala Alabang, Brgy. Bayanan, Brgy. Poblacion, Brgy. Putatan, Brgy. Tunasan, KABALIKAT-CIVICOM, volunteers from Sampaloc, Manila, and the Philippine Red Cross, and suppliers of search and rescue equipment.
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi inspects equipment for search and rescue operations during the local DRRM Equipment Expo at Muntinlupa City Hall Quadrangle, Putatan. Equipment for extrication activities, search and rescue for collapsed structures, firefighting efforts, and other operations are showcased in the event. The local exec assures residents that the City Government is equipped to respond and protect in times of disasters and calamities.
Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) also highlighted infomercials on disaster preparedness in the duration of the expo.
Recently, Muntinlupa City pioneered the screening of disaster ads at local cinema and theater houses through City Ordinance 17-708.
The Muntinlupa City Council partnered with cinema house operators and owners of similar establishments to provide a free three to five minutes airtime of infomercials on disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Preceding the event, MCDRRMO also partnered with the Philippine Heart Association for the conduct of Simultaneous Mass Demo of Hands Only CPR with over 700 volunteers from local communities and the private sector.
MCDRRMO aims to raise awareness on basic life support and make Muntinlupa a CPR-ready city by 2019.