New Year’s alert for NDRRMC

THE National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday announces that it will go on Red-Alert for five days starting Sunday for incidents related to the New Year’s celebration.

NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos said that their operation will be on alert from Sunday up to Thursday next week to closely monitor and ensure immediate reactions to incidents related to New Year’s revelry.

“The Ndrrmc Operation Center maintains the red alert status for the safe celebration of New Year 2013. The center will monitor incidents and ensure prompt response to the general public for any eventuality,” Ramos said in a memo.

The NDRRMC executive director issued the red-alert status in support of the Department of Health’s “Apir Project”, the PNP’s “Oplan Iwas Paputok” and the “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe” of the Department of Transportation and Communication.

Being placed on red-alert status by the NDRRMC in its memo are all member agencies, chairpersons, Regional DRRMC and all regional offices of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD).

“Widest dissemination of safety tips and information materials on firecrackers, fire prevention, road safety, trauma, injury, death and others are highly encourage,” Ramos said in the memo.

Prior to the issuance of the alert memo, the NDRRMC have already recorded as of Friday a total of 48 cases of firework related injured in the Ilocos region alone victimizing mostly children.

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