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PhilHealth Regional Office V Conducts Fire Drill: "Don’t Sit Still, Do the Drill" July 28, 2014

Legazpi City: More than half of the total employees in PhilHealth Regional Office (PRO) V recently took a quick break from the Friday and Monday routines to take part in the Fire Drill organized by the Management Services Division through the Administrative Section.

Administrative Officer Reginaldo S. Bernardo, the lead coordinator of the drill, recognizes that it is the PRO’s primary responsibility to keep the office safe and secure, and to protect employees and clients against disasters. Thus, the Fire Drill was aimed towards training the employees to be pro-active in fire protection, detection, as well as evacuation.

The fire drill was conducted in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection. Resource speakers discussed fire prevention and building evacuation techniques in case of fire or other emergencies. Fire Officers Norman Andes and Blessie Dianne M. Balquin also demonstrated how to put out a fire using a fire extinguisher.

During the fire drill, employees were asked to evacuate the building in an orderly manner, given a reasonable time frame. Some employees were tasked to do the warnings and head counts to make sure that no one is left behind in case of emergencies, while the security guards and male employees were asked to contain fire manually, using the extinguisher.

The fire drill was a success. It taught PRO V employees the basic know- how in case of fire or other disasters requiring immediate evacuation, thereby achieving the activity tagline: Don’t Sit Still, Do the Drill. (Public Affairs Unit, PRO V)

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