BFP: Fire incidents in Tacloban dipped-A A +A
Thursday, February 28, 2013
FIRE incidents recorded in Tacloban City has declined from 54 in 2011 to 24 cases in 2012, said Fire Marshall Adel de Paz Bautista.
Based on the data from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), it was found out that the effective campaign of the city’s fire department has been one of the reasons why there was a decrease in the number of fire incidence.
“The decrease of fire incidence in the city was probably due to effective implementation of our policy that includes the safety prevention measures, support from the local government unit (LGU) and also from the people of Tacloban,” Bautista said.
For this year, according to the fire marshall, the city has only three fire cases, two of which were recorded in January and one in February.
Bautista said that they are always strengthening their campaign in monitoring the fire safety in all private and public establishments in the city including the different boarding houses here.
“On the monitoring that we had conducted, it is good to say that all of the establishment owners are very cooperative with our campaign,” he added.
Securing fire exits and other fire related devices in operating a business or opening establishment is a requirement in acquiring a permit from their office, Bautista added.
Meanwhile, BFP is to celebrate fire prevention month next week, with a theme: Sunog at Sakuna Paghandaan, Kalikasan ay Pangalagaan ng Matamasa ang Pag-unlad ng Bayan.
They are to highlight the “bidalympics” and pyrolympics, which will be participated in by their barangay volunteers and their staff.
“On Friday, we will celebrate fire prevention month. We will start with a unity walk headed by our regional director followed by a motorcade and a thanksgiving mass outside our office, Bautista said. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)