The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), Earthquake and Megacities Initiative (EMI), and the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) partnered to introduce the Emergency Operations (EMOPS) system to PDRF’s network.
The EMOPS training is a one-day training activity designed for the BCP/DRR and Surge Officers of PDRF’s member companies to help them achieve a working familiarity of all the basic software functions as well as the types of geospatial and non-geospatial data and information available in the application. Most of the participants, being the designated disaster managers of their companies, said that they’ll be able to use EMOPS in creating appropriate preparedness action plans and making practical decisions to reduce the impacts of disasters. At the end of the training, the participants are asked to give their feedback to help shape the functionalities of a customized version for PDRF tentatively called “PDRF Aware.”
PDRF has already conducted four (4) batches of EMOPS training for around 70 participants of more than 30 companies like the Aboitiz Group, Bank of the Philippine Island, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance, Cheers Foundation, Citizen Disaster Response Center Foundation Inc. (CDRC), Clark Development Corporation, First Philippine Holdings (Energy Development Corporation), Globe, Isla Petroleum and Gas Corporation, JG Summit, Landbank of the Philippines, Magsaysay Group, Manila Water, Maynilad Water, Meralco, Monark Equipment, Pacific Global One, Phelps Dodge, Philippines Energy Products Co., Philippine Hotel Owners Association, Pilipinas Shell, Pilipinas 911, Pilmico Foods Corporation, PLDT-SMART, PMFTC, Roxas Holdings, Inc., RI Chemical Corporation, SGV & Co.,Tollways Management Corporation, NLEX, UnionBank, World Food Programme.
The next schedule for the EMOPS training is July 7 and 14, 2016.