Rescue teams gear up for Disaster Responders' Challenge 2016
MANILA, Philippines - More than 29 military, local goverment, and civilian disaster response units will gather on December 2 and 3 at Camp Aguinaldo of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the 2016 Disaster Responders' Challenge (DRC) - an annual exercise to test the capability of disaster responders from all over Metro Manila.
Responders will carry out various rescue simulations corresponding to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and its aftermath. Using an abandoned building in Camp Aguinaldo, each team will need to show their readiness to respond and ability to think quickly in stressful scenarios.
The Challenge is a project initiated by the AFP's 7th Civil Relations Group of the Civil Relations Service, Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) and the Junior Chamber International - Manila (JCI-Manila).
Rappler's MovePH will document and annotate live on Facebook the various rescue and response scenarios on December 2 and 3 on the MovePH Facebook page and on Rappler.com
Visit this page to get live updates during the DRC. - Rappler.com