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ICCEM, LDRRMO conduct Seminars on Climate Change and Training on Basic Life Support

June 14, 2023 - 04:13 pm

Lea S. Caguiat & Kathrina M. Villar / SCO

The Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) in partnership with the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) of the Science City of Muñoz conducted a seminar on climate change and training on basic life support to the faculty members, staff, and students of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (DABE), College of Engineering, and Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) on June 09, 2023, at the FPJ Development Communication Hall.

Dr. Gella Patria L. Abella, Head of ICCEM, Dr. Shirly C. Serrano, Co-commander of UDRRMC, and Prof. Roberto D. Pelayo, Extension and Environmental Education Division Sub-Unit Head of ICCEM led the event that aimed to provide important views on the critical issue of climate change and to equip the faculty and students with the fundamental knowledge, abilities, and attitude needed to confidently carry out basic life-saving procedures.

Engr. Lea Caguiat, Instructor of ICCEM, shared an overview and evidences of climate change in the Philippines, greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, and the causes of climate change. She also discussed climate change mitigation and adaptation to capacitate the participants with several climate action initiatives.

Meanwhile, Engr. Randy G. Baldedara, Officer-in-Charge of Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management, shared his knowledge and expertise on Basic Life Support as part of disaster preparedness and mitigation. He emphasized that the victim’s survival depends on understanding how to deliver first aid precisely and as quickly as possible. The LDRRMO team also provided detailed first aid training on common disaster-related wounds such as wounds on the top of the head, wounds on the chest or back, burned head or foot, and burned face.

The partnership between ICCEM and LDRRMO underscores the importance of collaboration and cooperation in promoting disaster preparedness and resilience in the community.