Fire And Earthquake Drill At SJA

A student putting out fire coming from an LPG tank.
A student putting out fire coming from an LPG tank.

Corporate properties and facilities may be destroyed by fire and earthquake. At nature’s might, these things can turn into rabbles in a minute. But nothing is more paramount than saving human lives in times of disaster.

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SJA Principal Mr. Von Calabia.

With more buildings being added around the campus in the last couple of years, Saint James Academy recognizes the need to equip their teachers, students, and personnel with knowledge and safety tips which may change the outcome of a disaster.

Thus, in cooperation with Municipal Fire Station led by Fire Marshall Chief Domingo Rubis and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Rico Caringal together with SB Education Committee Chairman Coun. Paul John Chua, a fire and earthquake drill was conducted at the school’s compound, July 24.

From left: Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Rico Caringal, SB Education Committee Chairman Coun. Paul John Chua and Municipal Fire Station Chief Domingo Rubis.
From left: Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Rico Caringal, SB Education Committee Chairman Coun. Paul John Chua and Municipal Fire Station Chief Domingo Rubis.

Basically, panicking won’t be of any help in times of disaster. And in order to avert its negative effect, establishing crowd control was discussed with the participants. In the process, the participants were told to walk with their hands protecting their head. They were also given points on what to do in case they are caught inside the classroom.

Earthquake does not only destroy properties. In worst case scenario, it may also ignite fire that can further bring chaos among the victims. In lieu of this, Fire Officers demonstrated how to put fire out. More importantly, students were also taught how to use a fire extinguisher.

Proper way of carrying a wounded on a stretcher and chair was also demonstrated.

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SJA teachers with fire and earthquake drill instructors.

In the end, participants were thankful to have been educated on how they can be safe when disaster strikes.

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