Tarlac State University conducted an announced earthquake and fire drill at the San Isidro Extension Campus under the supervision of the Office of the Vice President for Planning and Quality Assurance on September 20, 2019.
The activity was led by the campus head, Engr. Marlon V. Gamido, together with assistant heads Prof. Arnel Punla and Ar. Garry Advento. It was then evaluated by the university’s Safety Officer Engr. Federico Estrada Jr., and Pollution Control Officers Engr. Michelle Rivera and Dr. Mervin Mohammed.
Students, faculty, and campus personnel were briefed before the start of the drill.
At 9:12am, the sirens located in front of the CCS, CAFA, and CET buildings started blaring. The students and faculty briskly filed out after a few minutes with hands over their heads and were delegated in their respective assembly areas
The designated search and rescue teams then scoured the buildings for people “trapped” inside. Meanwhile, the medical response team provided first aid assistance to a “harmed”student and a selected personnel extinguished the “fire”.
The exercise lasted for around 30 minutes.
An evaluation was then held after the drills where areas for improvement were addressed. [Jodie Andrea Pangilinan]