BACOLOD City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) will celebrate its annual Fire Prevention Month with the theme “Sustaining Fire Prevention through Active Community Participation” on March 1-31, 2010.

BFP Fire Marshal officer-in-charge Pamela Rojane Candido said that in line with the celebration, the city’s BFP station will conduct a series of activities, such as motorcade, concelebrated mass, 4th quiz bee, poster making contest at Gaisano City Mall, house to house fire safety inspection, fire drill (public elementary school within Negros Occidental, Sine sa Barangay, 2nd photo exhibit at SM Bacolod, fire drill at New Government Center, fire Olympics at SM Bacolod North, medical-dental mission, and fun run OPFM to Capitol Lagoon.

She said they will conduct intensification of fire safety inspection, fire safety information drive and fire drill on public and private establishments and other institutions.

City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the fire protection month celebration “should be seriously participated, so that we will be educated on the importance of fire safety tips to avoid lost of lives and properties.”

He said some areas of the city had been hit by fire that resulted in deaths by some people and damage to properties.

Fire Prevention Month celebration is by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 115-A that aims to create public awareness on the importance of fire safety and prevention. (MAP)