Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 4 July 2022 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << July 2022 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/05/08

Davao City fire office seeks stations' rehab

by RG Alama

Davao City (8 May) -- The Davao City Fire Office of the Bureau of Fire Protection is seeking national government funding to rehabilitate its decrepit fire stations.

According to Fire Inspector Sixto Jimenez, chief of operations of the DCFO said the stations are currently in need of repairs or renovation particularly the run-down Bangoy Fire Station, which he said is the oldest in Davao City.

Jimenez said the repair of these fire stations depends on the availability of the national budget. However he says they are making moves to push forward their request. The Fire Office is also forging linkages with the Local Government Units for support.

The amount of money needed to renovate or repair a facility depends on the fire station's capacity. Some fire stations house different number of personnel and fire trucks. Jimenez said. "Although we have modern equipment, the maintenance of this equipment depends on the budget," Jimenez said.

Aside from fire stations, equipment maintenance, and issuance of fire gears like fire jackets, boots and life-saving gear are coming from the national office, which is the BFP. And is not often that the office gets to procure modern fire-fighting equipment, much less renovate its facilities.

Davao City Fire Office and the rest of the Bureau of Fire Protection are in the midst of the hottest summers in the country, a season historically where a large number of fire incidents occur.

For the first quarter of this year alone the DCFO has recorded 33 residential fires, seven mercantile and industrial establishment fires, 32 grassfires, six vehicle fires and one fire in a place of assembly, there were two fatalities, which were the victims of an LPG blast in Agdao.

According to Jimenez, the primary cause of these fires is human negligence. (PIA XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»DPWH Comval DE clarifies contractor's complaint
»Arroyo's 'mega-region' backed
»Davao City fire office seeks stations' rehab
»"Team Philippines" assured of 2M votes
»Senatoriables bare plans for Mindanao
»Komentaryo: Halalan na sa Mayo 14
»DepEd Caraga hosts nat'l mgm't committee confab
»Educators undergo NSET summer training
»Values formation program set in Caraga
»DSWD 8 joins quest for Guinness world record on simultaneous breastfeeding
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines