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BFP "Ugnayan sa Barangay" program on

by JTB Tapel and SD Laguno

Legazpi City (18 February) -- At least a hundred residents and officials of Barangay Taysan, this city, took part in the "Ugnayan sa Barangay" program of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Wednesday last week

SFO1 Sarena Socorro Tolarba, BFP Legazpi City Plans and Training head, said that the series of interfacing held and set in the coming days intends to inform and educate the people on fire safety tips and precautions, as well as emergency response measures in time of fire incidents.

BFP records last year showed that the most common cause of fire incidents in business establishments or offices were results of electrical short circuits, while unattended lighted candles triggered fires in residential houses.

During the information and education drive in Taysan, FO1 Norman Andes expounded on the "Chemistry of Fire and Theory of Extinguishment and Portable Fire Extinguisher".

Tolarba, on the other hand, tackled Fire Prevention and Safety Hazards and Fire Brigade Organization.

SFO3 Rogelio Andes briefed the locals and staged an exercise of fire suppression and bucket relay.

The activity was conducted successfully with the active participation of the barangays residents, who in return were grateful to the bureau with the new and helful knowledge and skills to prevent fire and respond to emergencies brought by related incidents..

"Ugnayan sa Barangay" targets all barangays of Legazpi City to further educate and help the residents be aware on fire safety.

preparation for the Fire Prevention Month this March, BFP has also lined up similar activities.

Tolarba enumerated posting of streamers, fun run, motorcade, distribution of information materials, conduct of lectures on all types of occupancy, on the spot drawing contest in primary level, in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), open house for schools, television and radio news exposure-fire safety, conduct of industrial and commercial fire drill exercises, and organize fire control brigade for the Fire Prevention Month. (BUCAL/PIA) [top]

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