Tuesday, September 3, 2013

IRRI trains neighboring communities on disaster preparedness

Twenty six responders completed the Neighborhood Emergency Service Team (NEST) training on light search and rescue in difficult mountain areas, medical preparedness, fire and earthquake response, anti-terrorism skills, and hazard mapping among others on August 26-30.  The new members of the NEST team were resident of upland barangays of Sta. Cruz, and Bitin in Bay, Laguna.

The NEST training is facilitated by the disaster preparedness team of the Emergency Research Center (ERC), funded by the United Parcel Services, (UPS) and managed by IRRI's Partnerships Office through the HCCRO, and the Safety and Security Services (SSS).

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