1st Flash Flood Emergency Survival Training
8 Philippine Life Saving Bronze Medallion Awardees train with Philippine Finswimming
Philippine Finswimming conducts 1st Flash Flood Emergency Survival Training in Quezon City
The Philippine Life Saving , a full- member organization of the International Life Saving Society (ILS) and an allied organization of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA), and the governing body of the Water Safety Philippines , sent eight of its best men to the 1st Flash Flood Emergency Survival Training Course held at the Amoranto Pool in Roces Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines on November 21-22, 2009.
The eight- man PLS contingent , together with 20 other participants coming from Philippine Finswimming and other local government units , participated in the training course organized by the Philippine Finswimming , the governing body of finswimming sports in the country, and a full member of both the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Confederation Mondiale de Activites Subaquatique (CMAS) , an international organization that lays down the rules and principles in all underwater sports. The training program was aimed not only at preparing the participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to incidents during flash floods , but also to eventually train others for awareness and preparedness during flash flood situations.