UNTV Conducts Free First Aid Training for High School Teachers in Rizal
UNTV News and Rescue conducted free first aid training to teachers of Bayugo National High School in Jalajala, Rizal province on April this year, equipping more people who can help during emergencies and calamities.
“Providing first aid training is part of Kuya Daniel Razon’s advocacy in preparation and groundwork of any anticipated natural calamities that may occur,” said Mr. Jesse Talla, one of the UNTV rescuers delegated to conduct the training.
Kuya Daniel, UNTV-BMPI CEO and President, led the station’s news team to also become trained rescuers through his advocacy Tulong Muna Bago Balita (Rescue First, Report Later). The advocacy encouraged media practitioners to prioritize saving lives as part of their vocation.
Since 2010, UNTV News and Rescue teams can be seen conducting first aid and rescue operations in many road and vehicular accidents, fire incidents, and other calamities.
The training, which the teachers themselves requested from UNTV, gave them the know-how to administer first aid on wounds, deformities, and injuries from accidents and disasters.The teachers were also taught how to properly carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
“Primarily, we want to earn knowledge about first aid and this preparation is also related with our DRRM (Disaster Risk Reduction and Management),” Bayugo National High School Principal Marelene Cabotaje explained.
Since schools are usually used as evacuation centers during calamities and most towns in their province are prone to landslides and vehicular accidents, their school find it necessary for their personnel to learn basic first aid and treatment.
“This training is a great benefit for us,” the principal added, thanking the rescue team and hoping for more opportunity to further their knowledge.
Written by: Mary Jane Yonzon