Pangasinan State University Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC) joined the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) today, together with the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). The drill was a demonstration of the preparedness and reflexes of the students, instructors, administrators, and staff of PSU-ACC for various natural disasters, especially earthquakes.
The drill began with a fire alarm, which alerted everyone to evacuate their respective rooms and offices. They followed the “duck, cover, and hold” technique to protect themselves from falling objects and debris. They then proceeded to the designated assembly area at the Purita Braganza Building (PBB) Grounds, where they were counted and checked by the CDRRMO officers.
The CDRRMO also conducted a rescue simulation, where they showed how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to revive a victim of cardiac arrest. The participants were encouraged to interact with the rescuers and provide information about the victim, such as name and location.
The BFP, on the other hand, taught the participants how to stop bleeding effectively using a tourniquet or a pressure bandage. They explained the steps and the precautions in applying these methods and stressed the importance of these skills in saving lives.
The drill was a success, as it exhibited the unity and cooperation of the PSU-ACC community in ensuring their safety and readiness in case of emergencies.
The NSED is an annual event that is organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to test the disaster response plans and capabilities of different sectors and institutions in the country. The NSED also aims to raise the awareness and preparedness of the public for earthquakes and other hazards.
𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘣𝘺 | 𝘑𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘙𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘮, 𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘴𝘢 𝘚𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘰, 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴
𝘌𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 | 𝘉𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘋𝘦 𝘎𝘶𝘻𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘌𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳
𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘣𝘺 | 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘶𝘴 𝘉𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦, 𝘑𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘳 𝘌𝘯𝘳𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘻, 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘖𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴; 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘓𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘴, 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘌𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳