To continuously enhance the readiness of the staff, faculty members and students of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College-Bontoc Campus during earthquake disasters, the Health Services Unit, led the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) for the fourth quarter of 201 on November 14.

The earthquake drill was initiated by the Mountain Province Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) and various units in the College actively participated in the planning and coordination of the activity.

       The Alarm Phase was carried out at 9:00 A.M. when the provincial siren and buzzer of the college were rung for almost 60 seconds to signal that there is an “earthquake”. All participants in the drill were expected to do the cover, duck and hold on for the duration of the earthquake and while they were moving to the identified evacuation area. The Incident Command Post was stationed in front of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) building with the Emergency Medical Post manned by the Health Services Unit.  The evacuation areas of the College were at the Eyeb Ground and at the Provincial Plaza manned by the Student Services and Development Office (SSDO) staff and Dr. June Biangdan.

       During the drill, a simulation of an incident including two wounded victims were set up at Gate 3 and Gate 2. This simulation required the Search and Rescue (SAR) teams to respond to the incident and endorse the victims to the MPSPC Emergency Medical Post. The said simulation was successfully carried out.

       The implementation of the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) in MPSPC was demobilized at about 10:30 am based on the information from the Safety Officer and the order from by the Incident Commander.//MIS

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