PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in partnership with the concerned stakeholders is conducting an earthquake and fire drills on Friday in this city’s commercial district.
Haron Damada, CDRRMO chief, said Thursday the scenario will include earthquake and tsunami then followed by a fire incident.
Damada said that six coastal barangays which are vulnerable to tsunami as an after effect of an earthquake will join Friday’s drill.
These are the barangays of Sta. Lucia, Domagoc, Santiago, San Pedro, Kawit and White Beach.
Damada said the barangays of San Francisco and Gatas as well as several commercial establishments in the city proper will join the drills.
He said the earthquake and fire drills will be spearheaded by his office as well as the Bureau of Fire Protection, police, military, Barangay Emergency Response Team and two private hospitals.
The CDRRMO on Thursday held an orientation to the members of the local media concerning the earthquake and fire drills.
“We consider the important role of the media and we need their help and coordination for them to disseminate the proper information in case of emergency and calamities that may happen,” Damada said.
Meanwhile, the CDRRMO and the provincial police office have joined Thursday’s nationwide earthquake drill. The earthquake drill was held at Camp Abelon that houses the headquarters of the provincial police headquarters in this city. (PNA)