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Disaster responders test skills for 'The Big One'

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Responders evaluate if their training, skills, and equipment are up to par in case the West Valley Fault Line moves, generating a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

COLLAPSED STRUCTURE. In this scenario, responders deploy to rescue trapped individuals inside the Logistics Command building at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Photo by Lou Gepuela/Rappler

Rescue teams gear up for Disaster Responders' Challenge 2016

Nov 29, 2016 - 3:03 PM

A two day long challenge will test the capability and readiness of various disaster response team to save lives in times of crisis

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:54 AM

We learned a lot from Yolanda not just rebuilding lives but rebuilding them better Yolanda provided a benchmark It is the new normal says Office of Civil Defense 8 Regional Director Edgar Posadas

?RESCUERS IN ACTION. Rescuers perform the Mogadishu Walk on their final march to ground zero in Balyuan Grounds, Tacloban City. All photos by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

DSWD to trekkers: Don't risk your lives during disasters

Oct 16, 2016 - 6:40 PM

More than 120 stranded mountaineers are rescued in Bataan and Benguet after the onslaught of Typhoon Karen Sarika

STAY SAFE. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo calls on the youth, mountaineers to avoid climbing mountains when there's a typhoon

Rescuers help deliver baby boy in flooded Cabanatuan

Oct 19, 2015 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED At the height of Typhoon Lando a stranded mother gives birth to a baby boy on the floor of a rescue truck

VOLUNTEER. Dr Ted Esguerra poses with his "help banner" and his emergency bag, which he brings everywhere.

PH Red Cross deploy search and rescue team to Nepal

May 04, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The Philippine Red Cross search and rescue team is in Nepal to assist in the search and retrieval of survivors and bodies

Philippine Red Cross deployed members of its search and rescue team to assist in Nepal. Photo courtesy of Ranny Magno

#RescueMarch: What is it all about?

Apr 26, 2015 - 2:25 PM

On Sunday RescueMarch trended online Find out what it is all about

Disaster rescuers ready to help, but need support

Apr 06, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Show your support by joining the Rescue MARCH on April 26

FIRST RESPONDERS. Rescuers led by Orange Helmets' Martin Aguda, ERIC's Bong Grajo, and Everest Doctor Ted Esguerra march to Quezon Circle in the 2014 Rescue March.

Champions for disaster responders: Anyone?

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Disaster first responders are calling on legislators and advocates to respond to their needs

DISASTER RESPONDERS. Allan Racaza of a suburban village in Quezon City shares the risks a first responder like him faces. He worries about the welfare of his men – more than 20 first responders for a village vulnerable to floods and fires that affect about 100,000 people - who serve without benefits. Photo by Rappler