The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) responds to SM Mega Tower along EDSA Mandaluyong, City after a fire broke out on the 25th floor involving ten construction workers.
PRC dispatched two fire trucks and four ambulances with 29 manpower to respond to the fire incident to immediately provide rescue operations and first aid to the affected workers trapped in the building.
“Kaagad natin ipinadala ang ating mga fire trucks at ambulances, at laging una ang Philippine Red Cross sa pag responde sa panahon ng emergency. Nagpadala din tayo ng 7 oxygen tanks sa mga nirescue na workers at para narin sa mga bumbero na walang takot na sumugod upang puksain ang apoy,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC also assisted 12 patients which include workers trapped in the building and firefighters who responded to the fire situation. PRC also treated security who sustained minor injuries.
The humanitarian organization also sets up a welfare desk to provide psychosocial support and food assistance to the affected individuals.