UNTV Rescue team responds to 2 road mishaps during New Year’s eve in Pampanga
Robie de Guzman • January 1, 2020 • 699
UNTV Rescue units in Pampanga provided first aid to individuals who got injured in two separate road accidents that occurred during the new year’s eve.
The first accident, which involved a pedestrian and a motorcycle, reportedly happened at past 8 p.m. along Barangay Baliti in San Fernando, Pampanga.
The pedestrian, identified as 25-year old Kimberly Anne Tayag from Porac town, sustained injuries to her left arm and feet after she was hit by an oncoming motorcycle while she was crossing the street.
Meanwhile, the second accident involving another motorcycle occurred around 10 p.m. still along San Fernando in Pampanga.
The motorcycle rider, identified as Oliver Sales, sustained wounds to his mouth after figuring in an accident.
Both victims received first aid treatment from the UNTV rescuers and were brought to Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital for further treatment and examination. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Leslie Huidem)
Be prepared for any emergencies when traveling this long vacation.
UNTV’s News and Rescue team shared first aid tips for safe travels.
Heat exhaustion/ heat stroke
Take them to a nearest shade
Lie them down and elevate their foot for blood circulation
If able to drink, give them cool water
Apply cool water to the skin or ice packs on armpits, wrists, ankles & groin
Bring the patient to the nearest hospital
Place under running water for 15 to 20 minutes
Don’t apply any ointment
Immediately call a lifeguard or trained rescuer
Throw a life vest or any floating item available.
It is not advisable to interfere if untrained
Cuts and bruises
Clean the wound using Povidone Iodine
Cover the wound with a gauze pad
Immediately call for assistance for severe injuries
Assistant training officer of UNTV News and Rescue Angelo Dela Paz advise to carefully plan vacations by bringing a first aid kit.
Individuals should also know the necessary emergency contact numbers as well as the location of the nearest hospital.
“Iyong mga major injuries, pinaka-the best doon would be tumawag na sa mga emergency hotline na malapit sa ating lugar. (For major injuries it is best to call emergency hotlines near the area)” he said.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Grace Casin)
UNTV News and Rescue is set to conduct the 4th Rescue Summit on Sunday (April 28) at the Marikina Sports Center.
The summit which will be done in partnership with the Marikina City Government will start at 6 o’clock in the morning with whole day activities showcasing disaster response capability, rescue competition, and disaster preparedness seminars infused with entertainment from guest artists.
Conceptualized by Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon, the rescue summit aims to establish a strong coordination with rescue units in the local government sector and the general public in preparing for the widely-anticipated strong earthquake dubbed as ‘The Big One’.
Partnering with the LGUs
UNTV’s partnership with the Marikina government this year was forged during the station’s annual rescue sendoff ceremony on New Year’s eve at the Marikina Riverbanks when all the UNTV News and Rescue units and volunteers and the Marikina Rescue 161 units joined forces in responding to emergency calls during the revelry of welcoming 2019.
“Baka po pwede magkaroon kami (tayo) ng mga joint exercises para lalong mapatibay ang ating rescue efforts at yung organization natin… hindi para lang sa atin kundi para sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan,” Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro suggested.
Marikina’s Rescue 161 is one of the most established rescue units in the country with a standard 5-minute response time anywhere in the City.
In 2018, UNTV initially partnered with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in mounting the 3rd Rescue Summit at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. It was participated in by various local government units and government agencies, as well as key officials in the national level, such as PNP Chief, Police Director-General Oscar Albayalde, DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Nestor Quinsay, Jr., and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Usec. Ricardo Jalad.
Learning and competing
The seminars in the 4th Rescue Summit include Disaster Concept and Management, Family Disaster Plan, Wound Management and Limb Injury Management, Hands-only CPR, and Basic Ropemanship and Hazardous Material Orientation.
Aside from the opportunity for advanced learning, nine rescue units will also be participating in a rescue competition.
The nine teams are: Palawan PDRRMO, Ilocos Sur PDRRMO, Camarines Sur PDRRMO, Cagayan PDRRMO, Bulacan PDRRMO, Nueva Vizcaya PDRRMO, Laguna PDRRMO and Balanga CDRRMO, City of San Pedro DRRMO.
Over P5-million worth of prizes await the winners:
First place – P2-million
Second place – P1.5-million
Third place – P1-million
Fourth place – P500,000
Fifth place – P100,000
Sixth place – P100,000
Seventh place – P50,000
Eighth place – P50,000
Ninth place – P50,000
The beginning of a worthy cause
The UNTV News and Rescue team was conceptualized and immediately realized in 2010. This was to address the growing need for more rescue teams to respond to emergency situations brought about by disasters and calamities.
UNTV News and Rescue founder, Kuya Daniel Razon, believes that every news team in broadcast organizations have the responsibility to respond to emergencies not just by mere reporting of details, but first and foremost, by saving lives or, at the very least, ensuring that people are led far from danger.
“Naumpisahan natin yung ‘Tulong Muna Bago Balita’, yung ating mga reporters ay capable na tumulong sa pag-rerescue at yung ating mga vehicles, kinonvert natin sa rescue vehicles dahil dito natin ipinasok yung konseptong ‘Tulong Muna, Bago Balita’.
Since then, UNTV News and Rescue has been be upskilling, organizing free rescue trainings and acquiring rescue equipment to better serve those in emergency situations and be a reliable partner in public service. – Maris Federez
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