Fire safety inspections to be held in villages-A A +A
Monday, March 4, 2013
STATISTICS brought about by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) showed that for the past 10 years, residential occupancy is the most affected by fire incidents.
From December 2012 until January 2013 alone, BFP has recorded two fire incidents involving residential houses.
Baguio fire marshal Joe Fernand Bangyod told reporters last Friday that most of fire incidents usually start within the kitchen.
He said people neglect to ensure fire safety within their homes most especially in their kitchen area.
“Weak tayo when it comes to kitchen management,” Bangyod said.
According to BFP, the main goal for this year’s fire prevention activities is to instill to the public the importance of safety and influence them to get involved since fire prevention is everybody’s concern.
In celebration of this year’s Fire Prevention Month, the BFP included in their activities a house-to-house fire safety inspection will be conducted to reach out to communities who are in need of fire safety trainings.
BFP officials mentioned that the program “Bombero sa Barangay” aims to inspect safety measures at home and educate family dwellers on fire safety awareness.
“Sana po huwag pagdamutan ng mga tao ang mga bumbero natin kapag nagkataon,” Bangyod added.
The project, which will run from March 7 to 31, will include topics on safety awareness at home, fire escape plan, exit drills, and proper use of fire extinguishers. (Mark Pasagoy/UC Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 05, 2013.