CPR TRAINING. The Cardiologist Association of the Philippines conducts a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training with the help of the emergency response organizations in Baguio City in this 2018 photo. An amendment to Ordinance 129-2018 has been filed, seeking to make life support training an annual activity. (PNA file photo by Liza T. Agoot)

BAGUIO CITY – The city government is looking to institutionalize the conduct of an annual training that will capacitate government workers and front-liners in the city to respond to emergencies.

Jordan Habbiling, information officer of the Baguio City Council, on Friday said Councilor Mylen Yaranon filed a proposed measure amending a section of Ordinance 129-2018 that required all private and public establishments to provide basic life-support services by employing personnel trained to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use automated external defibrillators (AED), and apply first aid in the event of emergencies in their respective businesses.

Habbiling said that the proposed amendment to the ordinance requires annual CPR and basic life support training for government employees, barangay officials, security guards, and hotel staff.

He said that the proposal intends to make sure that the 2018 ordinance will be realized by having readily available emergency responders whose knowledge is up to date.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, which has the equipment and the capability to train, will be tapped for the project. There are also other private organizations and emergency response groups in the city that are available to give the training. (PNA)