LUNGSOD NG QUEZON–Nag-debut ang explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot na si RMI-9XD sa isinagawang aktuwal ngunit kunyaring bombing scenario ng Quezon City Police District (QCPD) nitong Disyembre 15 ng 9:00 a.m. sa food park ng Araneta Complex.
Sinimulan ang simulation exercise on anti-terrorism and crisis management ng isang kunyaring hindi nakikilalang lalaki na nag-iwan ng improvised explosive device (IED) na nasa loob ng paper bag sa basurahan na sumabog bandang 10:00 a.m.
Inalerto ng mga sekyu sa lugar ang mga patrol ng PS7 Tactical Motorized Rider Unit, na siya namang humingi ng tulong sa QCPD Command Center at iba pang disaster response units gaya ng Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, at QC Red Cross.
Parte rin ng proseso ang dispatch ng K-9 units ng QCPD District Mobile Force Battalion EOD Unit.
Matapos ang kompirmasyon ng IED, nagsagawa ang bomb experts ng render safe procedures (RSP) o on-site detonation gamit ang RMI-9XD EOD ROBOT na ginawa para sa remote handling ng IEDs, reconnaisance, two-way communication, at delivery o retrieval tasks.
Si RMI-9XD ay may two robotic arms (heavy-duty robotic claw at twin-disruptor turret) at eight colored cameras para sa iba’t ibang surveillance missions.
“We are also doing anti-terrorism and crisis management drills not only to determine how well we are prepared to respond but also to help condition our minds in what to do when confronted with such situations,” pahayag ni QCPD Director PBGEN Danilo P. Macerin.
Binigyang-diin ng QCPD Director ang importansya ng pagbibigay-halaga ng security personnel ng mga establisyimento sa kaligtasan ng publiko.
“It is important that they should know what to do when confronted with situations just like what happened in a bombing at the Jolo Cathedral in Sulu last year who killed 20 people and left hundreds injured including AFP and PNP personnel. This is the importance of giving them regular training to keep them aware and alert by holding drills and simulation exercises,” dagdag pa nito.
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