ICARE for Emergency Response. Bringing safety services closer to the people, Iloilo City Government initiated the establishment of a centralized emergency operation center and satellites for swift attention to urgent situations. Mayor Jerry Treñas said the Iloilo City Action and Response (ICARE) set-up ensures that help coming from concerned offices is readily available nearby.
This includes the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), Iloilo City Emergency Responders (ICER), Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO), barangays, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel.
“We are very glad that the facilities in strategic areas are able to cater faster to the needs of constituents nearer to them. We are also very thankful to private sector partners for providing portions of their properties to host the sites,” he stressed.
ICARE satellite in Brgy. Balantang, Jaro was inaugurated Feb. 4, 2022, following the first ICARE satellite in Brgy. Calumpang, Molo Nov. 8, 2021. Calumpang ICARE served a total of 94 cases responded by ICER including 20 trauma, 29 vehicular accidents and 45 medical emergencies from Nov. 8, 2021 to Feb. 8, 2022. Balantang ICARE posted six cases responded by ICER Feb. 5-8, 2022.
The P38-million five-story state-of-the-art Command Center at Gaisano Iloilo City Center along Diversion Road, Mandurriao will be operational before the end of first quarter this year. Satellite in Ungka, Jaro also broke ground recently in a property owned by Jamora family under a usufruct agreement. Megaworld location will host the Mandurriao police station and district health center, as the partnership with City Hall was already signed. Nabitasan, La Paz; Tanza Esperanza, City Proper; and Sooc, Arevalo will follow soon.
CDRRMO manages the operations at its main office at Motorpool and dispatches to teams, in collaboration with PSTMO, ICPO, BFP, and barangay councils. (Iloilo City PIO)