On April 17, 2018, personnel from the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) had successfully loaded the back hoe onto the newly completed barge, a part of the dredging equipment package project of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) at the Pansipit River.
The self-sustaining barge was constructed in San Nicolas, Batangas earlier. The dredging equipment package comes with a backhoe, a bin loader and dump truck. The PDRRMC project aimed to ease and dregde most water bodies in the province toflood control project avoid heavy flooding during rainy season and at the same time, to provide immediate assistance to local governments in the province that may need its services.
Photo and video taken by Engr. Ethel Arellano during the actual loading operations at the Pansipit River.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the National Food Authority (NFA) entered into an agreement that the former shall procure rice from the latter in times of calamities in the province of Batangas. The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was highlighted during the 2018 1st Quarter PDRRM full Council Meeting last April 4, 2018.
Hon. Hermilando I. Mandanas, Governor and Chairperson of the PDRRMC represented the provincial government while Mr. Miguel S. Tecson, Provincial Manager, signed in behalf of the National Food Authority.
Gov. Mandanas stressed that everytime a calamity affects our province, our people's concern is for food, particularly rice. The Governor appreciated the efforts of the National Food Authority to support the province of Batangas for cheaper price of rice. Although we have enough supply of rice in the province due to supply of our neigboring provinces like Mindoro. He further reported that the rice production of Batangas Province is less than 20% of its actual consumption.
Full context of this MOA shall be uploaded under the "About PDRRMO" menu soon.
Batangas City. Employees and staff of the Batangas Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office underwent a 1-day training for radio operations (Restricted Radio Telephone Operator for Land Mobile or RLM on a Commercial Service) on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the PDRRM office at the Provincial Sports Complex in Barangay Bolbok, Batangas City.
Attendees on the said training were briefed on the laws and regulations concerning the use of 2-way radios (portable or handheld, land mobile or vehicle mounted and base radio) by Engr. Jasmine Rapada of the National Telecommunications Commission Region IV.
"This training was aimed to provide licenses to PDRRMO operatives for using portable radios during times of distress and to ensure that the PDRRMO abides by all rules and regulations applicable and being enforced by the NTC", said Mr. Joselito M. Castro, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer of the Batangas Province.
ISSUED AT:9:30 AM, 10 June 2018
"DOMENG" HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON AND IS NOW OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (PAR).
On June 10, 2018, at about 4:10 A.M., a magnitude 2.6 earthquake hit Calatagan, Batangas with the following data:
Latitude (oN): 13.63
Longtitude (oE): 120.64
Depth: 89 KM
Epicenter: 022 km S 01° E of Calatagan (Batangas)
The occurrence of widespread rainfall recorded in most PAGASA stations during the past few days due to the southwest monsoon (“Habagat”) confirms the onset of the rainy season over the western part of the country. These areas, including Metro Manila, will continue to experience scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms in the coming days. However, such rain events may be followed by dry periods (also known as a “monsoon break”) that could last for several days to two weeks.
PAGASA will continue to closely monitor the situation, and updates/advisories shall be issued as appropriate. The public and all concerned agencies are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts of the rainy season.
For further information, please contact PAGASA at telephone numbers 927-1335 or 434-0955.
Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication. This operation is typically accomplished by using chocks and bracing for stabilization and hydraulic tools, including the Jaws of Life.
The basic extrication process consists of, but is not limited to, six steps:
In less complicated cases, it is possible to extricate the casualty without actually cutting the vehicle, such as removing a person from the side door or another part of the vehicle.
As soon as possible, best before beginning the mechanical operation, a medically trained person enters the cabin to perform first aid on the casualty: mid-level assessment, stopping the bleeding, putting a cervical collar on the patient (extrication operations are likely to provoke vibrations), providing oxygen first aid. In France, this rescuer is called the "squirrel" (écureuil). NFPA regulation 1006 and 1670 state that all "rescuers" must have medical training to perform any technical rescue operation, including cutting the vehicle itself. Therefore, in almost all rescue environments, whether it is an EMS Department or Fire Department that runs the rescue, the actual rescuers who cut the vehicle and run the extrication scene are Medical First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, or Paramedics, as a motor vehicle accident has a patient involved.
After the vehicle has been secured and access gained to the patient, the EMS team then enters to perform more detailed medical care. Continued protection of the patient from extrication itself, using hard and soft protection, should be done at all times. The deformation of the structure and the section of the roof take several minutes; this pre-extrication time can be used for medical or paramedical acts such as intubation or placing an intravenous drip. When the casualty is in cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be performed during the freeing, the casualty being seated. The use of this incompressible duration is sometimes called play and run, as a compromise between scoop and run (fast evacuation to a trauma center) and stay and play (maximum medical care onsite).
The last step is usually performed with a long spine board: the casualty is pulled up on it. An extrication splint (KED) can help to immobilise the spine during this operation.