Gov't bomb disposal, K9 teams share new techniques for 2022 polls

Published December 1, 2021, 2:17 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

Bomb disposal units of the police and other law enforcement agencies have joined forces to share new and modern techniques in anti-crime and anti-terrorism responses during a goodwill activity in Cavite.

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Police Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Llanera, director of the EOD (Explosive and Ordnance Division)/K9 Group, said the 1st Regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Unit (RECU) 4A EOD Challenge is also part of the early security preparations in Police Regional Office 4A covering the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon).

Llanera said purpose is to establish cooperation and interoperability among the ordnance disposal and canine units of the Naval Special Operation Command EOD 4A (NAVSOCOM), Coast Guard Special Operation Force-EOD Group 4A, PNP SAF 123rd EODK9 Company and Provincial Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Units of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (CALABARZON).

“The activity aims to impart additional knowledge on new tactics, techniques, and procedures which will develop confidence and competence and will promote camaraderie and teamwork among the participants,” said Llanera.

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“Most importantly, it also aims to fully prepare all the EOD Teams of PRO (Police Regional Office) CALABARZON in the forthcoming 2022 national and local elections,” he added.

The activity was held at Camp BGen Vito Belarmino in Barangay Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite.

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The event consists of the following: Bomb Suit Endurance Test, Bomb Identification, Knot Tying, Endurance Firing, Render Safe Procedure-Remote Removal with Blast in Place and Written Examination.

PECU Rizal was hailed as the Champion and PECU Batangas placed as 1st runner up.

 
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