Cops, civilians in Camp Olivas join in earthquake drill
Some 1,000 police personnel and other civilians from the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) participated in the 2nd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Thursday.
Regional Police Director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus said the earthquake drill aims to help prepare the police personnel and other employees inside Camp Olivas in San Fernando City, Pampanga for an actual earthquake.
“The important part of the drill is to understand that when there is an earthquake it is safest to drop to the ground, find cover and hold on,” he said.
A one minute blowing of siren inside the camp signaled the start of the drill.
All the police personnel, teachers, students and other employees inside their respective offices dropped on the floor, found cover under their tables and held on to them.
Afterwards, all participants went outside, with both hands covering their heads since they could be battered with falling objects, walked in a single file and proceeded at the designated evacuation area which was the Parade Ground located in front of the Administration Building.
The earthquake drill is an annual exercise designed for the awareness, preparedness and readiness of PRO3 police personnel and employees during an actual earthquake.
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