CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga — As part of its continuing efforts to address natural disasters and calamities, Police Regional Office 3 joins in the conduct of the 4th Nationwide Earthquake Drill held in the afternoon of November 5, 2018. P/Sr. Supt. Oscar P. Jacildo, Chief, RPCRD said that the earthquake drill/simulation is a quarterly exercise designed for the awareness, preparedness and readiness of PRO3 PNP personnel and other employees inside the camp during an actual earthquake.
The important part of the drill is to understand that when there is an earthquake it is safest to drop to the ground, find cover and hold on. The activity started by a one-minute blowing of the siren, wherein all PNP personnel and other employees inside their respective offices drop on the floor, find cover under their tables and hold on to it.
Afterward, all participants went outside, with both hands covering their heads since they could be battered with falling objects, walked in a single file and proceeded at the designated evacuation area which is the Parade Ground located in front of the Admin Building solemnly. This must be done so as not to cause panic while an earthquake takes place.
More or less 500 PNP personnel and other employees inside the camp participated in the drill. Personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection also participated in the said activity. (RONDA Balita Online News)