Taguig, local fire bureau step up info drive vs. fire hazards
The city government of Taguig, in coordination with the local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), is currently undertaking an intensified information and education campaign on the effective prevention of fire in the city.
Mayor Lani Cayetano said the first thing to do is to arm citizens with the knowledge of what are fire hazards, as well as with information on knowing what to do and what not to when a blaze hits a community.
“Awareness and discipline are the first steps toward preparedness, which will then make way for prevention. With that, we encourage everyone not to disregard the efforts of the city and the local BFP towards this purpose,” she added.
The massive information drives to be conducted by the BFP is in observance of the Fire Prevention Month this coming March.
Aside from this, intensified fire safety inspection of all establishments, both private and public, will be undertaken by the BFP in coordination with the Taguig City Rescue. This will also include fire drills to ensure that every stakeholder knows what to do in case of fire incidents.
Several other activities are lined up to promote fire prevention and safety starting March 1, the first of which is the Motorcade and Unity Walk aimed to raise awareness regarding the serious threat and impact brought about by destructive fire to all stakeholders.
Moreover, the BFP will also conduct the annual “Barangay Ugnayan,” a seminar to strengthen and evaluate the capabilities of every barangay, especially barangay volunteers, in responding to fire and other related emergencies. The seminar also intends to further involve the community through the creation of Barangay Fire Brigades.
Also, to enhance fire response skills, the BFP is set to conduct the 3rd Mayor Lani Cayetano Inter-barangay Fire Olympics which will include Rescue and Transfer Relay (tests skills in transferring a victim’s body), Fire Extinguishment (tests skills in using a fire extinguisher), Bucket Relay (dubbed as the oldest form of firefighting; it is race to fill up a tank with 50 gallons of water) and Tug-of-war (tests strength and teamwork).
This intensified fire prevention campaign is a year-round commitment of the city government and the BFP to ensure fire safety of Taguigeños. ###