Isabela West first-aid responders upgrade swimming skills

By LADY BELLE TUMALIUAN and ANTONIO G. CAÑAVERAL JR.

Date Posted: March 16, 2021

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A few months ago, many towns and barangays in the Cagayan region were devastated by floods due to heavy typhoons that consecutively hit Northern Luzon. The Cagayan River overflowed and the widespread flooding destroyed livelihood and claimed many lives.

To be more prepared should similar situations occur, the Emergency First-aid Responders (EFR) in the Ecclesiastical District of Isabela West conducted a seminar on water rescue operations on February 28, 2021. Organized by the Society of Communicators and Networkers International (SCAN) in the district, the activity aims to upgrade the responders’ swimming skills.

“An important thing I learned in the training seminar is how to save a drowning person,” said Mario Salvador Jr., a SCAN member who also volunteers in first-aid response situations.”

“SCAN members extend a helping hand to our fellowmen, especially in times of emergencies,” said Norman Alvarado, an EFR officer from the Local Congregation of Mallig, who facilitated the training seminar. He explained, “So we showed them an actual demonstration of how to rescue a drowning person and taught them about life-saving and basic life support procedures.”

The SCAN members said they are thankful to the Church Administration for their love and concern. They promised to develop their rescue skills to be of more help to other people in times of need and emergencies. ― With reports from INC News Section

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