UP Tacloban participated in the 2nd quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) last 9 June 2022 via Facebook and Youtube live stream. The drill in UP Tacloban was led by the College’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Committee.
Faculty and staff participated by watching the livestream in their respective offices. A separate viewing venue at the multi-purpose building was also provided. They simultaneously practiced the “duck, cover and hold” procedure followed by an evacuation to the AS grounds.
Another drill with evacuation, search and rescue, standard first-aid, and basic life support scenarios will be scheduled on another date.
Last April and May, members of the DRRM Committee and other concerned personnel underwent two training workshops on basic life support and standard first aid for lay rescuers with assistance from the Department of Health Eastern Visayas Center for Health Development.