The Eastern Police District personnel under the leadership of PBGEN JOHNSON C ALMAZAN successfully conducted the 4th Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at EPD Headquarters, Caruncho Avenue, Brgy. Malinao, Pasig City, 9:00 AM. PCOL ERSON U DIGAL, DDDA, EPD spearheaded the conduct of earthquake drill together with PCOL ORLANDO O YEBRA, JR, DDDO, EPD and PCOL ERSON U DIGAL, CDDS, EPD . Likewise, the police stations of PaMaMarisan are also directed to participate in the said activity and to be conducted within their respective AORs.

As mandated by the NDRRMC, the objective of the activity is to test the efficiency and usefulness of the preparedness, response and recovery plans, systems and policies developed by the PNP and to evaluate the effectiveness of contingency plan; to test the coordination and communication mechanism in emergency and disaster operation.

To ensure maximum safety, elements of BFP and DMFB Rescue Team also participated during the activity. PCOL ERSON U DIGAL, DDDA, EPD said that all EPD personnel successfully performed the five phases of earthquake drill. From the start of the alarm, response, evacuation, assembly and head count as well as carried with them their individual “grab go bag”.

“We never know when an earthquake will occur. But we should know what to do before, during and after the occurrence of such events. It is important that these safety drills are done regularly to familiarize our police officers with safety and disaster preparedness measures,” added PCOL DIGAL.