Northeastern Mindanao Mission Organizes a Rescue Group

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RESCUE-SDA 13, a newly organized rescue group base in Caraga Region starts their 9-day training which covers the areas of Fire Prevention and Suppression, Basic First Aid, Disaster Management, Water Rescue and Basic Life Support Training.

This training is designed to provide with the necessary skills and knowledge to the trainees to help serve the community better.

Representatives from the Bureau of Fire, Philippine Red Cross, Philippine National Police – 13 and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office shared their expertise during the training.

The organization of the RESCUE-SDA 13, which is also known as Adventist Rescue 13, is a joint effort of the Adventist Community Service / ADRA headed by Pr. Bernabe M. Dahunan, the  Youth Department headed by Pr. Max Dante B. Obbus and the Health Department headed by Pr. Nimrod V. Saramosing.

On Friday, March 7, 2014 – the mock water rescue was held at the Agusan River.  The trainees demonstrated their skills on water rescue and were supervised by their instructors.

The RESCUE-SDA 13 is thankful for the CDRRMO, DOH-Caraga, HEMS, PNP-Regional Public Safety Batallion, Bureau of Fire and Protection – Butuan, Red Cross – Agusan Del Sur, and for the administrators of Northeastern Mindanao Mission Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist in Caraga Region for their support of this training.

The RESCUE-SDA 13 is planning to have four (4) provincial trainings, which aim to organize one rescue team in each district in Caraga Region.

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