Friday, June 18, 2010
Mahinog participates nationwide earthquake drill
Mahinog, Camiguin - To make sure residents remain alert and know what to do in case of an earthquake, a simultaneous drill was conducted here today at Mahinog Public Market, Mahinog Central School and Columbia St. Michael's Parish High School.
This activity was also conducted nationwide by all public and private schools, selected public government buildings and commercial establishments. The drill started at 9 a.m.
Spearheaded by the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC), the drill involved critical emergency response operations in the so-called “Golden Hour," or the critical first 72 hours after a quake.
This includes fire suppression, collapsed structure search and rescue, high angle rescue, and mass casualty incident management and evacuation.