Emergency Response Training 

On September 28, 2023, from 0800H to 1700H, Midway Colleges, Inc. hosted a comprehensive Emergency Response Training facilitated by the City Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction Office of Cabanatuan City. The training aims to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively handle a wide range of emergency situations, both within and outside our campus. These emergency situations encompass natural disasters, accidents, medical emergencies, fire incidents, and other critical events that require specialized rescue and assistance. 

As part of the training, participants are equipped with knowledge of how to ensure the safety of stakeholders and to mitigate potential risks swiftly and efficiently within the campus borders. It was organized to ensure preparedness and the ability of the Midway Emergency Response Team to effectively respond in times of crisis.

The day commenced with a registration process, meticulously documenting the attendance of participants, and ensuring everyone was accounted for, and ready to engage in the day’s activities. Following this, Mr. Francis Bandalan delivered a solemn invocation, setting a reflective and focused tone for the training day. 

As a symbol of unity and patriotism, Ms. Jennifer Tusing led the participants in singing the national anthem. Her melodious voice echoed through the venue, forging a sense of togetherness among the diverse group of attendees. 

The welcome address, delivered by Mr. Jeffrey Boticario, the Administrative Director, was both inspiring and motivational. He emphasized the critical role that emergency response training plays in safeguarding our campus community and encouraged participants to approach the day’s activities with dedication and enthusiasm. 

As the day drew to a close, Ms. Maricel Esguerra, also from the administration, delivered the closing remarks. Her words resonated with the participants, reiterating the significance of the knowledge gained during the training and emphasizing its application in real-life emergency situations. 

The training was made possible through the active participation of various departments and sectors of the campus community, including Administration, Sickbay, Corporate Relations, Academic Affairs, Office of Student Affairs, Campus Operations and Maintenance, Library, Registrar, Information Technology, Human Resources, and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Medics from our campus also played a vital role in the training. 

The diversity of the participants demonstrated the campus’s collective commitment to preparedness and the capacity to respond effectively to emergencies. It was a testament to our community’s dedication to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all. 

The Emergency Response Training held on September 28, 2023, was a resounding success. It equipped participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond adeptly to a wide array of emergency situations, ensuring the safety of our campus members and minimizing potential risks. This training was a testament to our collective dedication to safety, and we stand ready to face any emergency that may come our way with competence and confidence. 

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