MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) strengthened its search and rescue operation capabilities following the acquisition of new equipment worth PHP1.2 million.
In a statement on Tuesday, NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., said the disaster search, response, and rescue equipment have been turned over to its Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) on Aug. 16.
"Ang mga kagamitang ito ay tugon po natin sa kasalukuyang kakulangan sa mga instrumentong kikakailangan upang matugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating mga tauhan sa pagsasagawa ng mga search and rescue operations sa buong kamaynilaan (These equipment are in response to the current shortage of instruments needed to meet the needs of our personnel in conducting search and rescue operations in Metro Manila),” Danao said.
The equipment includes structural collapsed rescue tools equipment and accessories (SCRTEAS) which consists of a rotary rescue saw set, DCA demolition hammer, and high angle rescue tools equipment and accessories (HARTEAS) as well as 10 oval carabiners, Alloy (Auto-pause, Orange), 10 D-Shaped carabiners and twin pulley Prusik Minding.
Danao also reminded RMFB troops to handle the equipment with care.
“Marami po tayong eksperto at trained na personnel sa larangang ito subalit nahahadlangan ang kanilang pagseserbisyo ng kakulangan ng kagamitan. Kung kaya't isang karangalan ang maging instrumento upang sa wakas ay matugunan ang mga kakulangang ito tungo sa mas mainam na paghahandog ng Serbisyong TAMA: TApat, may tapang at MAlasakit para sa mamamayan (We have many experts and trained personnel in this field but their service is hindered by the lack of equipment. It’s an honor to be instrumental in finally addressing these shortcomings towards a better offering of the right service: honest, courageous and caring for the people),” Danao said. (PNA)