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Mekeni, Porac MDRRMO hold basic life support training for EPRT personnel

EPRT rescues a wounded employee in mock drill.

Mekeni Food Corporation recently conducted a First Aid Training with Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resucitation to continually develop the skills and knowledge of the Mekeni Emergency Preparedness and Response Team (EPRT).

In partnership with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Porac town, the free training was held in compliance with OSH standard rule 1960 Occupational Health section 1964-01: Training and Qualifications of First Aiders.

Almost 30 members of the Mekeni EPRT joined the training, where the Porac MDRRMO conducted First Aid lecture and demonstration on different situations such as animal bite, accidents, and heat stroke. At the same time, the EPRT members were also given the opportunity to conduct First Aid on the given situations.

Mekeni EPRT with Porac MDRRMO.
A BFP personnel conducts lecture with Mekeni EPRT.

On the last day, the MDRRMO of Porac and Mekeni EPRT conducted an earthquake drill to wrap up the training.

An EPRT member undegoes CPR training.

The Mekeni EPRT, composed of Mekeni personnel who volunteer their time and skills in helping nearby communities in times of calamities, is composed of first aiders and personnel from food safety, evacuation, communication, fire brigade, and environmental health and safety.

EPRT conducts mock rescue in Mekeni office.

No prior experience is needed to be part of EPRT but to prepare them, all members undergo an extensive training program to get certification and have the maturity for the tasks assigned.

In 2015, Mekeni’s Fire Brigade team won 1st runner-up at the National Fire Olympics, an event organized by the Bureau of Fire Protection, besting more than 15 regional industry representatives all over the Philippines.

Mekeni EPRT hopes to provide greater support to the community in the upcoming months with this training.