Fire safety awareness
Published by the Visayan Daily Star Publications, Inc.
|NINFA R. LEONARDIA|
Editor-in-Chief & President
NIDA A. BUENAFE
MAJA P. DELY
ANTONIO L. LEONARDIA|
March has been declared fire prevention month under Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A that aims to provide education and awareness to all of us about the danger of fires and the need to know how to prevent them.
It was also declared as such because, being the hottest month of the year, there has been an alarming increase of fire incidents nationwide, since it started.
In our country fire incident nationwide reach about 9,000 to 10,000 during summer. More fire intervention campaigns are in the offing during this time.
The Bureau of Fire Protection in Negros Oriental has 27 fire trucks and 188 personnel. Of the 27 fire trucks, 4 are not owned by BFP, and 6 municipalities do not have fire trucks.
Local government units, private organizations, schools, and companies, remind our people about the value of preventive measures to avoid any catastrophic event caused by fire.The usual causes of fire accidents are electrical overheating, such as negligence of unplugged outlets, and misuse and abuse of electricity.
This month, our firemen will conduct fire safety awareness campaigns in all elementary schools, inspect all establishments, conduct lectures on fire prevention, distribute information materials and conduct refresher training course to all volunteer fire brigades and Barangay disaster control brigade.
We are hoping that these safety measures being taught and disseminated by experts will really help us avoid fire in our homes and save lives and property.*