Boholâ€™s version of the USâ€™ 911, Telephone and Radio System Integrated Emergency Response or TaRSIER 117 beefed up its capabilities and expanded its reach as it established a new satellite station in Ubay which was tested and used for a dry run of operations today, June 14, 2016.
Gov. Edgar Chatto oversaw the event at the newÂ stationÂ located in the same building as the governorâ€™s satellite office in the said town.
The satellite station is replete with equipment same as the ones used in its Tagbilaran counterpart and emergency response units including an ambulance.
The office will be manned by a 17-man team which underwent rigorous training.
According to Chatto, the satellite station was established in Ubay to expand the response groupâ€™s reach and service neighboring towns which were previously not reached by the services of the Tagbilaran team.
The TaRSIER 117 Ubay will be able to respond to emergencies in the northern area of the province including Talibon, Alicia, Pilar, Candijay, and the island-barangay of Pitogo in Carlos P. Garcia, among others.
The TaRSIER 117 in Tagbilaran was established in 2011 through Executive Order no. 7-A, as an emergency response unit in the province that will also be able to work with Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.