Capiz LGUs gear up for enhanced disaster response

Seven (7) local government units (LGUs) in Capiz recently participated in an orientation workshop for Project SIGNAL, an innovative online decision-support system developed by DOST VI.

Mr. Ryan Vilmor J. Dumpit, Asst. Provincial Director of the DOST Capiz Provincial Science and Technology Office (PSTO), spearheaded the orientation held at the Training Hall of the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (PDRRMC) Emergency Operation Center in Roxas City, Capiz.

Project SIGNAL serves as a crucial tool for reporting common daily incidents as well as critical and disastrous events, facilitating proper disaster response and monitoring. It aims to enhance the Emergency Operation Centers’ (EOC) responsiveness to efficiently manage disaster response and operations within the LGU’s Area of Responsibility (AOR).

Key features of Project SIGNAL include geo-referenced incident reports, which can be monitored from various levels of Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs), from municipal to national levels. This approach enables swift assistance from adjacent EOCs should the incident require more responders.

During the orientation workshop, participants explored various aspects of Project SIGNAL mobile app and web portal, including account creation, user registration, real-time incident monitoring via the EOC Monitoring Dashboard, automated report generation, and detailed viewing of incident reports.

Data generated by Project SIGNAL holds significant potential as a basis for data-driven policies at both local and national levels, fostering more informed decision-making in disaster management. Furthermore, through the information on real-time incident reports available through the Project SIGNAL Mobile App, the public can avoid locations with ongoing incidents and ensure safety for themselves and their loved ones.

Also developed by DOST VI, the Project SIGNAL Mobile App is now available in Android version and can be downloaded from Google Playstore.(MCPielago/CapizPSTO)