PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
BFP-Cagayan achieves zero fire incident last yuletide seasonby Oliver Baccay
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Dec. 4 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Cagayan has successfully achieved ‘zero fire incident’ during the celebration of the Christmas and New Year.
Senior fire inspector Roy Calagui said it is a rare case that a provincial fire station registers zero case of fire incident during the yuletide season and this is attributed to the massive inspections and information campaigns to the public.
Last year, the province of Cagayan, specifically this city, was in the limelight when the Bed and Breakfast hotel was razed by fire resulting to the death of 14 nurse licensure examinees and the family members of the hotel’s operator.
Calagui said the hotel’s history prompted the fire department, the local government and the private organizations to act and move towards the attainment of zero fire case in the province.
He specified that they have conducted massive inspections to several hotels, restaurants, other commercial establishments, boarding houses, schools and even government facilities to ensure that no fire incidents will happen.
Fire officer 2 Pedro Narag Jr of the city fire office said they required all establishments and building owners to comply with the fire safety requirements before issuing them permits to operate.
“We also thank the media for helping us in the massive education campaign on fire safety which we believe a great help in the attainment of zero fire case,” Narag said. TCB/OTB/PIA-2)