A satellite station of the Telephone and Radio System Integrated Emergency Response (TARSIER) 117, Boholâ€™s version of the USâ€™s 911, was officially launched on Wednesday.
The opening ceremony was led by Gov. Edgar Chatto who was celebrating his birthday.
The new satellite station replete with the same rescue equipment and vehicles as its Tagbilaran City counterpart will be run by 22 newly trained members of the TARSIER 117.
Its personnel will be responding to emergencies in neighboring towns such as Garcia Hernandez, Duero, Valencia, Guindulman and other towns that are not currently served by TARSIER 117 Tagbilaran.
Meanwhile, the new elebator of the Jagna District Hospital was blessed in a ceremony led by Dr. Miguelito Jayoma.
The event was also attended by Provincial Administrator Ae Damalerio, Jagna Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla, Duero Mayor Connie Amparo, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Anthony Damalerio and TARSIER 117 personnel.
In September, a satellite office will be established in Carmen while another will be built in Loon next year in a bid to boost the governmentâ€™s emergency response capabilities across the province. (Rey Tutas)