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Kapalong Rescue and Emergency Services known as KARES, the Emergency Rescue Unit of Municipality of Kapalong, Davao del Norte is now a Search and Rescue Unit (SRU) of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) after undergone a 15 days training last September 15 - 30, 2016 of Basic Rescue Technique Course (BRTC) facilitated by National Bureau of Fire Protection.

KARES members together with BFP Region XI personnel successfully done BRTC under the initiative of Mr. Gaspar T. Balinggao, Municipal Administrator and MDRRMC Action Officer and Municipal Mayor Maria Theresa R. Timbol. The said training was to enhance the skills and capacities of rescuer in unpredictable circumstances that promotes the general safety of the community and nearby municipalities to strengthen relationship in mitigating disasters in whole region.