Advisory out for fire safety certificates

THE Baguio City Fire Station headed by Superintendent Jose Fernand Bangyod has released the procedure for securing fire safety inspection certificate for 2017.

Business establishment owners were encouraged to follow said steps to facilitate easy and expeditious processing of the renewal and issuance of new certifications.

As per the advisory, the applicants are advised to: log in to their Facebook accounts; search for “Baguio City Fire Business Renewal Forms;” click on the “Files” tab; look for the applicable checklist (in PDF format) and click “Download;” print the downloaded document in long bond paper (8.5 in x 13 inch); and fill-out the first page only.

The printed documents should be brought to the fire station along with the other requirements when processing the certificates.

For new business permits, the following are the requirements: Assessment Form (City Treasury Office Form No. 1-A); Official Receipt of payment from CTO; for Real Estate Lease Business, Official Receipt of Real Estate Tax (Building) or Tax Declaration; and applicable safety checklist.

For business permit renewal: Assessment Form (CTO Form No. 1-A); Official Receipt of payment from CTO; Previous Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (2016); for REL Business, Official Receipt of Real Estate Tax (Building) or Tax Declaration; and applicable safety checklist.

In a separate advisory, Bangyod informed the public the BCFS and the Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera did not authorize any civilian or person to conduct fire safety inspections in households nor did they endorse any kind of firefighting product.

Prior to this, the BCFS had received reports that some individuals posing or introducing themselves as safety practitioners permitted by the BCFS were going house-to-house purportedly to conduct inspections of the household Christmas lights, LPG hose and tank, circuit breaker and fire extinguisher. They were reportedly selling products at excessive costs and were taking items which they considered as defective and may cause fire.

“We are advising household owners not to entertain or allow these individuals to enter their premises. Please call the nearest Philippine National Police or BFP station for help or to report any activity related to this issue,” he said. (Aileen Refuerzo/PIO)

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