BUTUAN CITY – Claver town in Surigao del Norte opened Monday a five-day Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) training for at least 20 “Bantay Dagat” members and volunteers.
The training carries the theme “Sambayanang Pilipino, Nagkakaisa tungo sa Katatagan at Maunlad na Kinabukasan”, in time for the observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month.
In a statement Monday, the local government said the volunteers joining the training from barangays Lapinigan, Panatao, and Bagakay will be mentored by the top officers of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) and the Philippine Coast Guard.
Aside from the volunteers, personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, the scouts from Claver National High School, and staff from the MDRRMO are also joining the activity.
“The training aims to hone the knowledge and skills of local volunteers in WASAR, as well as the other frontline personnel from the municipality,” the municipality said.
It added the WASAR would help improve the preparedness of volunteers and frontline personnel of the municipality in times of natural or man-made calamities and disasters.
Claver Mayor Georgia Gokiangke encouraged the participants, especially the volunteers, to complete the training. (PNA)