Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Report: Emergency Response - Disaster Relief and Rescue Operation Camp 2011/2012

Disaster Relief and Rescue Operation (DRRO) Camp is one of the annual activities organized by MMU’s Malaysian Red Crescent. It is an activity to train our members with basic skill in disaster management, and how to respond in the case of emergency happens around us. It is also an exposure to our new members, on the procedure of how our organization (Malaysian Red Crescent) responds to disaster, together with other organizations and authorities in Malaysia.

We manage to achieve the main objective of our program. The opening ceremony of the camp was official by Puan Fatimah (Chairman of Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor Branch).

Throughout the camp, the participants who most are new members and existing members as well as International new members of Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) of MMU Cyberjaya Chapter were being exposed to the knowledge of disaster management and ways to response to disaster. The theoretical classes that have been conducted include:

1. Introduction to Standard Operation Procedure (SOP).
2. Role of Malaysian Red Crescent in disaster (Mock Meeting Psychological and Management).
3. Disaster preparedness, response & management of Malaysian Red Crescent.
4. Mass cooking and food distribution.
5. Introduction to Communications skills.
6. Introduction to Ambulance Responding & Transport item.

On 28th October 2011, VAD A and B having their practical on mass cooking in the evening. While another 2 VAD did their practical on the next day evening. They learn about the technique and knowledge of mass cooking during the camp.

There are four simulation on disaster conducted during the camp. 2 simulations conducted during day time, 1 simulation launched at night and 1 simulation conducted at 4.30am in the morning to evaluate the level of alert and consciousness of the members.

All works but no play, make Jake a dull boy. In order to learn through the camp, we also have some fun between it. Member enjoyed in Amazing Races which requires them to make up themselves into different costume and cooperative team. Besides that, committees having a lot of station game that look like Hai Dai Quan PK, Team Cooperation Games with the effect of this game quite good, members and committee are successful to bind together. A strong relationship between members was bonded through the activities. Feedback from international students saying that this is the best ever society they had joined.

The closing ceremony of the camp was official by Dr Chan Yee Kit (Chapter Chairman of Malaysian Red Crescent Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter).

- Photo sessions -

All the members are gathering in front of STAD building to the Sungai Congkak, while waiting for the Bus.

All members are gathering in front of the Hall of Kem Wirajaya and reading Booklet that given by the committees.

For the opening Ceremony, me as a director of the events, with my left handside is our advisor Madam Tengku, and on my right hand side is our Chairman of Selangor Branch, Puan Fatimah.

This is our First Courses for DRRO camp, Mr Kadil from Selangor Branch to teach us about Introduction to Mass Cooking to all the members.

This is the second days of courses Disaster Preparedness and Management for DRRO camp 2011/2012 guided by Mr Dawood, and he also invites one of the volunteer members to present the steps for the situations.

All members from difference VAD are eating dinner together.

This picture shows that early morning exercise for all the members.

This picture will show the games station for all the members besides studying the five courses in DRRO camp.

This picture how that all the members are cooperates to each other in one team to pass the chair with the water balloons.

This two pictures show all the victims that injured when the car accidents happened on the scene during the first simulations practices.

Best Regards
Ong Poh Ching
Chairman of Emergency Response 2011/2012
Malaysian Red Crescent
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gratitude for 30th Blood Donation Drive

Thank you!
to all who had donated your blood

We, Malaysian Red Crescent Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter would like to take this opportunity to thank all the blood donors for making the 30th Blood Donation Drive a success. The amount of blood packs that we had collected in 3 days for this blood donation drive are as below:

Day 1 : 136
Day 2 : 148
Day 3 : 143

Total up all are 427 packs.

Last but not least, we would like to thanks to Tropicana Twister, Sushi King and Nestle for sponsoring their items to this 30th Blood Donation Drive. Thank you once again to all participants in 30th Blood Donation Drive. We are looking forward to see more and more blood donors on the next semester. :)

" I gave BLOOD. DID YOU? "

Photo session

Nurses preparing for blood donation

Our committee helped to apply plaster after she finish donating

A lot of donor willing to help out by donating blood A lot of donor willing to help out by donating blood

He is the first time donor

"Together We Strive for Humanity"

30th Blood Donation Drive Committees,
Malaysian Red Crescent,
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Report: Emergency Response - Mock Exercise with RapidKL

On 12th November 2011, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad had conducted an emergency response procedure (ERP) exercise in RapidKL Kelana Jaya Line LRT, at Taman Jaya Station. The purpose of the exercise is to test the ERP manual and assess the level of preparedness and efficiency of RapidKL staff and emergency rescue agencies in handling emergency situations, according to the CEO of RapidKL Kelana Jaya Line LRT.

The "incident" was a robbery on train by 3 men armed with pistol, knife and acid, captured staff and passenger of Kelana Jaya Line LRT, early in the morning around 1.00am.

::Robber on train

Passenger on board had alerted the control center and police were standby at the LRT Station before the arrival of the train. Knowing the existence of Police, the robber threaten and force the train operator to operate the train in opposite direction, and eventually lead to a collision with the next train and caused massive injury.
::Injured passenger after the train collision

:: On scene commanding post

The robbers eventually captured by D9 force of the police and the rescue operation started by the Fire and Rescue Department.

::Captured robbers

Malaysian Red Crescent(MRC) Selangor Branch was activated as part of emergency rescue team, assisting University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) in handling and treating the “victims”. 30 members with 2 ambulances responded to this emergency alert sent by Sir Azizul (Chairman of Emergency Response, MRC Selangor Branch) earlier at 9.05pm, to access the response time of the member of MRC Selangor Branch towards emergency cases.
:: Understand the situation from Operation Commandant
:: Ready for action

The main role of MRC in this rescue operation is to treat and transport the "victims" to nearest hospital.
In this exercise, members were exposed to proper procedure on emergency response and how to coordinate with other agencies such as police, Fire and Rescue Department, hospital etc.
:: Chronology of the incident, recorded by Fire and Rescue Department
:: Record on agencies and man power involved in the operation

Special thanks to MRC Selangor Branch for preparing and allow us to be part of this exercise. Credit to our dedicated member, Goh Pei Gueh who spent his time to take part in this exercise.

Thank you.

"Together We Strive For Humanity"

Best Regards
Ong Poh Ching
Chairman of Emergency Response 11/12
Malaysian Red Crescent
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

30th Blood Donation Drive

~30th Blood Donation Drive~
Date : 15 -17 November 2011
Time : 10am - 5pm
Venue: MPH Extension Hall, MMU Cyberjaya


Let us clear your doubts!!! ^-^

1. Will donating blood hurt???
♥ Donating blood is not painful. It may feel like a slight pinch or sting when the needle is first inserted, but there is no pain during the donation.

Donating blood hurts a lot less comparing to someone who needs the blood to survive

2. How long will it take to replenish the pint???
♥ Blood volume and plasma are replaced within 24 hours. Red cells need about 4 to 8 weeks for complete replacement. You can donate again in 56 days or 8 weeks.

3. I don't have time???
♥ It doesn't take long: about 45 minutes in all from arrival to departure.

4. I might catch something from donating???
♥ Donations are drawn using sterile equipment that is disposed of after a single use, and the professionals who draw your blood wear sterile latex gloves that are disposed of immediately after use on a single patient. At no time will you come in contact with any piece of equipment or material that has had contact with blood or body fluids of someone else.

5. I take medication, so I can't donate???
♥ Depending on what medication you're on, it may halt donation for a period, though in many cases it won't prevent you from donating at all. It's always a good idea to inform nursing staff of this before attending a donation session.、

6. I'm too old/ young???
♥ The age limit is 18-60. For those who is 61-65, you have to get the certified document about your health situation from doctor. So long as you are healthy and weigh at least 45 kg, you can continue to contribute to your community.
♥ Once you turn 18 with weight at least 45 kg, you can make a real grown-up contribution to your community.

7. I can't donate my blood because I'm a vegetarian which means my blood doesn't have enough iron in it???
♥ There's no problem with vegetarians giving blood, the iron needed is taken from stores in the body, and are replaced after donation. Provided you have a balanced diet, you should be able to replenish your iron supply within a month. Vegetarians may take a little longer though to make up their iron levels after a donation.

8. I am a International Students, can I donate?
♥ Yes, you can donate, with the conditions that you have stay in Malaysia for at least 1 year without leaving Malaysia within the period.

9. Others~
♥ You will not faint or feel uncomfortable after donating blood. This is a common misconception.

♥ You wont feel drained or tired if you continue to drink fluids and have a good meal.

♥ You can resume your normal activities after donating blood, though you are asked to refrain from exercise or heavy weight lifting for twelve hours after donation.

♥ Donating blood will not leave you low of blood; in fact you will still have surplus blood after the donation.

♥ If you choose to consume alcohol, you can on the next day.

♥ Even if your blood type is common there is still a requirement. Patients are just like donors - most of them have common blood types. Because your blood type is common, the demand for that type is greater than for rare types.

Are you clear now? :) Donate blood = Save Life !

I give BLOOD. will YOU?

Hope to see you soon ya! Come and join us to save more people's lives.

Sponsor by :

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact:
Ham Yi Shiuan
014- 6054955

Thank you.

“Together We Strive For Humanity”

30th Blood Donation Drive Committee
Malaysian Red Crescent
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter