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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BFP leads Unity Walk to kick off Fire Prevention Month

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Mar. 1 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) headquarters here led the unity walk in the main thoroughfares of this city to jumpstart the month-long Fire Prevention Month observance in unison with other fire stations simultaneously conducting similar events all over the country.

As a show of support, officers coming from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), City and barangay officials, including other fire volunteer groups like the Naga White Fire Rescue and Chin Po Tong Fire Volunteer Brigade also joined the Unity Walk dubbed “Walk for a Fire Free and Fire Safe Nation” held this morning.

Camarines Sur provincial fire marshall C/Insp. Juan B. Paz commended the various sectors of the community for their contribution in reducing fire incidents in the province.

“Why March is selected as the month to celebrate Fire Protection Month, is because, as in the previous years, this is the start of the hot season in the country. Based on records, March is the month with the biggest number of fires over the years. Now, with the help of all the sectors of the community, fire occurrences diminished, that means each of us has participation in order to prevent the cause of fire.”

Paz was also joined by Naga City Mayor John Bongat and Naga City Central Fire Marshal F/CINSP Alberto D. De Baguio.

In his message, Bongat thanked all the fire volunteers who never faltered in rendering their support every time their presence is needed.

“The city government of Naga is always in support of the activities of the BFP in connection with the Fire Protection Month. We are happy that the volunteers are always present – Naga White and Chi Po Tong, and also our allies helping together. What is important is not putting off the fire, but the prevention of it”, Bongat added.

The Chief Executive also reiterated that fire consciousness should be every one’s advocacy as fire is not forecasted and comes just like a thief in the night hence, preparedness and prevention are of paramount importance.

De Baguio announced that they have close coordination with the Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) in case they need their tankers to suppress or subdue fire.  Currently, BFP Naga has 113 fire hydrants which can be utilized in case of any fire incidence.

Other activities lined up for implementation this month include poster-essay-writing contest and exhibit of fire trucks and fire equipment at the BFP Station. The event’s culminating activity will be the blessing of the BFP Central Station set on March 31. (MAL/LSM/JRM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861456816638/bfp-leads-unity-walk-to-kick-off-fire-prevention-month-#sthash.3uWENE50.dpuf

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