NEWS | 2021/02/04 | LKRO
Mission Accomplished: Kidapawan City 911 responds to 5,733 emergency calls in2020
Kidapawan City (February 2, 2021) – The Kidapawan City Call 911 was able to respond to a total of 5,733 emergency calls based on its Emergency Medical Service Accomplishment Report for 2020.
City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) Officer Psalmer Bernalte disclosed that from the aggregate response of the Kidapawan City Call 911 to emergency situations, the highest number of emergency response are different medical cases with 1,574; followed by home transport with 972, and OB with 759.
The office also recorded emergency medical services for the following – laboratory (596), vehicular accident (571), out-of-town transport (449), refer and transport (369), dressing and refuse (337), psychotic (81), DOA (28), shooting incident (16), stabbing incident (10), and fire incident (3).
Bernalte attributed the relatively high performance of the CDRRMO for 2020 to the endeavor of Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista to institutionalize some vital elements such as reporting of emergency cases and incidents of crime, quick and more effective emergency response, and encouraging the residents to participate and support programs that promotes safety and security in the community.
The operations of City Call 911, which is under the supervision of the CDRRMO is an integral part of the Public Safety and Peace and Order Program of the City Government. Along with this is the mission and vision of City Call 911 to continue professionalizing the emergency management system responses of the office.
Bernalte further informed that the CDRRMO’s Public Safety Program has successfully accomplished its planned activities for 2020 which include Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, issuance of Compliance Certification to subdivisions and other infra-development and strengthened the Mosquito Borne Epidemics Management and Control Program which aims to reduce the perilous dengue cases in some barangays.
Other significant activities performed by the CDRRMO were the conduct of aerial visualization which highlights aerial disaster risk assessment and security visualization operations; clearing of Mt. Apo forest fire line that aims to protect the forest from fire through division barriers and many other disaster responses including relief goods distribution and skills enhancement training for responders. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)