Some representatives from the two towns, Sigma and Sapian also participated.
Capiz Police Provincial Director Domingo Cabillan, who is also the province’s PDRRMC vice chairperson, said that the training course recently conducted in Iloilo City, will be of great help, especially in handling not only disaster responses but also of other events and situations.
“Our learning’s in the three-day training course is a timely input in managing events, especially that Capiz will be hosting the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association meet this February as we want the delegates to be safe and secure while staying in the province,” he said.
Cabillan added that in the ICS training, the roles, scope and functions of everyone who are directly involved in incident operation and management are clearly defined.
On the other hand, OCD Regional Director Rosario Cabrera pointed out that the training on ICS for disaster responders is aimed to ensure the effective and efficient response operation at the scene level.
She said that the training of responders who are members of the local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils is based on Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010.
She added that Capiz is the last province that underwent the three-day ICS training which was participated in by representatives from the PNP, Philippine Army, Philippine Red Cross, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, volunteer groups, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Philippine Information Agency, among others.
Lecturers include Dr. Joseph Bacareza of the BFP, Bago City Fire Marshall Pamela Candido, Dr. Rowel Gerson of the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office, Escalante City Police Chief Jefferson Descallar and Engr. Paul Nogra of OCD6. (