No Major Fire Incident Recorded in Roxas City -- BFP
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Sept 26) -- The Office of the Fire Marshal of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has announced that no big fire incidents have been recorded here since January this year.
The accomplishment is attributed by the BFP official on the ongoing fire safety campaign in schools and inspection of boarding houses, apartments and dormitories as part of Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) campaign, BFP-Roxas City Head Senior Inspector Lester Kenneth Gimotea said, during a recent interaction with media practitioners.
The inspection is also complemented, in some cases, by fire drills in communities, schools and government offices.
During the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) celebration, the BFP was also an active partner of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on the lectures and simulation exercises on emergency situations.
The BFP has also taken a weekly block-time program over a local radio station which educates listeners on how to prevent fire incidents and on what to do in case of conflagration.
“We are happy the media entities are supportive to the BFP,” added Gimotea.
The BFP official also thanked Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino and Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Police Matter Powell del Rosario for the firefighting and rescue equipment that will further boost the local campaign on zero fire occurrence.
These equipment, which include rescue cans, raincoats, flashlights, 200-meter rope, first aid kits, search lights, pulleys, carabiners, grigri, anchor plate, seat harness, spine boards and cervical collars, will be used for the training of the Barangay Emergency Response Teams (BERT).
The five-day BERT training for the initial six city-coastal barangays kicked off on September 24 at Brgy. Baybay. BERT units were organized by the city government to address the need for prompt response during emergencies at the grassroots level. (JSC/AAL-PIA6 Capiz)