STEAG State Power’s Emergency Response Team bagged once again the main event championship title in the recently concluded 2010 Modified Firefighters Combat Challenge held at the Limketkai Grounds.

Steag bested Nestlé Philippines and Pueblo de Oro teams who trailed at second and thirds place, respectively.

Organized by the Bureau of Fire Protection-Northern Mindanao (BFP-X) and the Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (Sopi), the competition capped this year’s commemoration of fire prevention month.

In the side events, Steag placed second runner up in both bucket relay and fire extinguishment after Del Monte Philippines team garnered the championship in these categories.

Eleuterio Iturriaga, BFP-X regional director, expressed delight on the successful conduct of the fire prevention awareness campaign as he enjoins companies to continue providing support to government’s efforts in fire prevention and management.

Francis Libao, Steag safety and environment officer, said the award attests to the adequate preparation of the team as he cites the conduct of continuing fire drills and exercises whole year round.

“Beyond this competition, we make sure that our team is equipped with the necessary skills in fire-prevention and management as these are essential to the safety and well-being of our company and our communities,” Libao said.

He also cited the company’s safety standard as he points out Steag’s attainment of more than 1.7 million safe man hours and Zero Lost Time due to Accident (Zero LTA).

Steag’s Emergency Response Team is composed of Christopher Ermac, Alex Biemen, Richard Yacapin, Roger Sajulga, Gibson Cabunoc, Antonio de Jesus III, Jefferson Vargas , Ronald Paderanga, Norvic Edurot, Julius Mar and Team Captain Demetrio Orozco.