NSTP holds Emergency Response Training and Coastal Clean-up
By Reymark P. Nuevas, USTP Panaon NSTP Instructor
The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) in Panaon, Misamis Occidental, conducted an Emergency Response Training and Coastal Clean-up through the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Service Unit last December 15, 2023. Enthusiastic and receptive NSTP students from across the program gathered at the USTP Grounds, eager to learn about the different protocols and strategies for preparing during a disaster.
Ms. Juvelyn M. Dela Cruz, RN, and Mr. Randy M. Siaboc of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Panaon, Misamis Occidental, jumpstarted the seminar with their comprehensive discussions on safety and strategic planning for disaster response.
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of the Municipality of Panaon, with SFO4 Sulficlo M. Vina II, taught the students about the various types of fires and provided them with practical tips on adequately using fire extinguishers. With this effort, the community, through the students, will be one with the firefighter’s commitment to empowering the community with knowledge to prevent future fire incidents.
During the seminar, Ms. Glyza Mae T. Lomo, USTP Panaon Nurse, shared profound knowledge and insights on the importance of and strategies for maintaining a healthy mental well-being.
Furthermore, the NSTP students then took the helm of a coastal clean-up. This hands-on experience was a testament to their dedication to environmental conservation and readiness to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.
In essence, the seminar served as a powerful catalyst, inspiring students to become their heroes in times of crisis. It was a day that transformed knowledge into power and fear into resilience, equipping the students to navigate the unpredictable seas of life bravely.