A 5-day Neighborhood Emergency Services Team (NEST) training—covering medical safety, anti-terrorism, earthquake and fire drills, search and rescue operations, emergency preparedness, psychology and team organization, water safety, and evacuation center management—was conducted for Los Baños residents on 20-25 February 2013.
Selected residents from Barangays Tadlac and Bambang were participants in the training.
“We partnered with IRRI when we learned that they were looking for a community relations program that involves community involvement to raise awareness on emergency management and preparedness,” said Louie Domingo, director of the Emergency Research Center (ERC).
The NEST training is being provided to barangays around the IRRI campus to arm residents with disaster management knowledge. It will be conducted every third week of the month.
IRRI's Host Country and Community Relations Office (HCCRO) organized the activity jointly with the ERC.
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