Members of the Society of Communicators and Networkers International (SCAN) from the Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga del Sur underwent an Emergency First Response (EFR) Training seminar on August 27, 2021 to further equip themselves with the skills essential to the discharge of their duties in times of emergencies.
The seminar, held at an area near the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Pulacan made suitable for the workshops for the training activities, was led by the SCAN district president Leo Espinosa.
With his guidance, the attendees learned basic first aid procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR, as well as knot-tying techniques necessary during life-saving operations.
“This has been a continuing training program to equip our brethren the necessary skill set for disaster preparedness and emergency response,” Espinosa, a certified first responder from the Local Congregation of Napolan, said. “Even though there is a pandemic, it is paramount to train and retrain interested brethren who will be stalwarts of safety and security to better aide other countrymen, brethren or not, in the name of serving God in general.”
Joel Dapat, the SCAN president of the Pulacan Local Congregation, said: “What we have learned in the seminar is important because when we respond to emergencies, we need to have the confidence to apply necessary life-saving measures. And we don’t know when and where a disaster may strike so we have to be ready at all times.”
The brethren were thankful to the Church Administration for giving them the opportunity to be continuously trained in basic first aid to develop their skills and be properly equipped in times of emergencies. ― With reports from INC News Section