The segments, which will be replayed regularly, focus on probable emergencies that may happen - fires, firecracker injuries, choking and even strokes.
“Simple commonplace events … can lead to something terrible. Mahalagang maging handa tayo sa ganitong mga pangyayari (It’s important to be prepared for these events),” says NEWS 5 reporter Benjie Dorango.
Meticulous research was involved in RESCUE 5’s simulation of emergency situations and the corresponding responses for each event.
RESCUE 5 Team Leader Paolo Bediones stressed: “It is crucial that we inform ourselves regarding these. Not only is there a premium on knowing these things but it can ultimately mean life and death for our family members … it is also important that we equip ourselves with the right information - following hearsay when it comes to first aid can actually make things worse.”
“It is perhaps the best gift we can offer to our viewers this holiday season - more than giving them tangible and material objects, we thought it would be best to impart knowledge instead. Gifts and goodie bags are fleeting whereas knowledge stays a lifetime,” said NEWS 5’s Head of Public Service Sherryl Yao.
Be sure to catch RESCUE 5’s latest interstitials airing throughout the holiday season on TV5 and AKSYON TV.