Tuesday, June 4, 2013

IRRI sponsors emergency training for UPLB personnel

Another Neighborhood Emergency Services Team (NEST) training course was conducted by IRRI, this time at the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos (UPLB) on 27–31 May 2013.

The NEST training, the fourth in 2013, was conducted by facilitators from the emergency research team, led by Jonathan Palma and Ardith Yangzon, for 43 participants from the various units and offices of UPLB. The participants will henceforth comprise the University's risk and disaster response team.

Training modules included medical and emergency preparedness, anti-terrorism actions, fire and water safety, and evacuation center management.

After the simulation exercises and graduation of the participants on 31 May,  IRRI's Host Country and Community Relations Office (HCCRO) turned over to the UPLB team two spine boards and four medical kits.

Enrique Tolentino, UPLB's vice chancellor for community affairs, thanked IRRI through V. Bruce J. Tolentino, deputy director general for communication and partnerships, for extending the training in assistance to the university.

The NEST training events are facilitated by the HCCRO.

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