BFP conducts basic life support training to PUVMP drivers

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The Cordillera Basic Sectors Transport Cooperative (CBSTC) in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), La Trinidad conducted the Basic Life Support Training Program held on October 7 to 11, 2019in preparation for the full implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The PUVMP of the Duterte Administration aims to provide safe, clean, comfortable and efficient Public Transport System. According to Training Director Glaydy Sayucop the objective of the Basic Life Support Training Course Driving 102 (First Batch) is to equip all CBSTC Drivers with the Basic Skills on how to properly react in times of crisis during travel.

Senior Inspector Francisco N. Copes Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), La Trinidad, Benguet said that the Basic Life Support Training is aimed to train the drivers to respond to any crisis situation. Drivers should know what to do, whom to assess and, the step by step process on what to do and what not to do during incidents that will happen along the travel and the undertake. He said that based on their records majority of accidents is cause by vehicular accident. He also appreciated and commended CBSTC in conducting the very first transport cooperative to join their basic life support training program.

Fire Officer 3 Josephine Dangli, one of the trainers emphasize to the CBSTC Drivers that in most of the crisis and accidents, passengers with cardio related illness suffer cardiac arrest and that drivers should learn how to properly perform a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Where in, an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing of the victim suffering from cardiac arrest. It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing. It is also strongly recommended that all the drivers should know when to apply CPR in order to save lives while waiting for the proper medical treatment.

Senior Fire Officer 2 Samuel M. Navarro and Fire Officer 1 Anatoly A. Bangilan discussed that, there can be times that we get involve to some accidents where we need to apply basic bandaging luckily during the seminar this was also discussed. It is an initial treatment for fractures of the arms, legs, hands and feet in the field include splinting the extremity in the position it is found and elevation. Where in basic bandaging helps a victim or patient to provide support to or to restrict the movement of a part of the body. When used with a dressing, the dressing is applied directly on a wound, and a bandage used to hold the dressing in place.

With the assistance of Fire Officer 2 Alfie K. Gad-oan, it was also discussed that in case of any illness and injury, there may be a need to carry the casualty to safer place or to medical facility. Where in transportation is an important step after assessment of the victim. Along with this it is essential to know how to move and lift the victim.

Finally, on the last day of the training it was time for the drivers to apply what they have learned by performing the step by step procedures they’ve learn by creating a scene with the help of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) La Trinidad Officers (SFO2 Wilfred O. Dorencio; SFO1 Caasiano M. Damilo; FO1 Rizalyn B. Bangonan; FO1 Jemima A. Dailay; FO3 Jefferson G. Chiok; FO1 Erwin Magdaleno W. Dunuan; FO3 Daniel P. Erasmo Jr.)  and with the cooperation of the Cordillera Basic Sectors Transport Cooperative Officers. They also included the proper way of putting out a fire and the way to use fire extinguishers. And at the end of the day it our health that matters and we should always be there to help one another during accidents so it is really required to each one of us to have a basic first aid training for future references also.

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Photo: BFP Senior Inspectors Supervises CBSTC Driver conducting a simulation on how to do CPR.