BACOLOD City – Thirty members of the San Carlos Tricycle Operators Drivers Association (SACATODA) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental are now equipped first aid responders after completing the standard first aid and basic life support training.
The training, which formed part of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) Road Safety Program, aimed to equip motorists in giving immediate assistance to passengers during emergencies on the road.
According to the City Public Information Office press release, the SACATODA drivers were the first batch to finish the training held every weekend from Aug. 24 to Sept. 7.
These drivers received certificates with two-year validity as proof that they are capable of conducting first aid to victims involved in road accidents.
CDRRMO head Joe Alingasa shared the local disaster council will issue identification cards and reflectorized vest to qualified drivers as certified first aid responders.
According to Alingasa, they prioritize drivers in the conduct of this training since most accidents occur in the streets.
He likewise urged public utility vehicles, pedicab, motorcab and habal-habal drivers to undergo the same training to utilize them in case of accidents.
Meanwhile, city mayor Renato Gustilo led the sticker placement on “motorcabs” indicating the drivers’ capacity to perform first aid. (With a report from PIA/PN)