PHL Red Cross shares safety tips for Black Nazarene devotees

The Philippine Red Cross has shared some tips for devotees who will join the Black Nazarene procession on Monday.– Know the route of the procession.

— Secure your house before you leave. Unplug all electrical appliances.

— Be physically prepared. Pregnant women and persons who are sick are advised to stay at home and rest.

— Be sure to have an ID, as well as your medical information and emergency contact numbers with you.

— Wear proper clothing and footwear. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry and bringing expensive electronic devices.

— Avoid alcoholic beverages.

— Do not bring sharp objects.

— Bring candies, biscuits and bottled water to prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration.

— Beware of the possible hazards around you during the procession, for instance motor vehicles, falling debris, etc.

— Know where you are at all times. When coming by groups, assign a designated meeting point, in case someone gets lost.

— Maintain proper distance from people or objects to avoid unnecessary injuries. Plan a safe exit path.

— Know the location of medical stations, police stations and other emergency authorities within the area, and how to get there.

— Know your local emergency numbers. Red Cross Hotline is 143 or 790-2340 to 45. (PNA)


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