By Liezle Basa Inigo
Alaminos City, Pangasinan – A refresher on Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) was conducted recently here to upgrade the performance of the personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO).
The WASAR Refresher Course will help responders on first aid, and other important information related to water search and rescue operations.
It also demonstrated basic life saving to ensure the safety and welfare of everyone not only during disasters but also foreign and local tourists visiting the city and in Hundred Islands National Park.
Alaminos Mayor Arthur F. Celeste led the WASAR Refresher Course.
Bernabe Bacani, volunteer instructor of the Philippines Red Cross, was the event’s resource speaker and trainer.
Celeste said the city’s responders will not just be trained to save lives in times of disasters, but will eventually be tapped to augment the work force in the protection and rehabilitation of the marine biodiversity of the Hundred Islands National Park.