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Bulacan observes Fire Prevention Month
Tuesday, 06 March 2012
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FIRE PREVENTION MONTH KICKS OFF. Some 40 rescue and fire teams line up for motorcade that signifies the start of Fire Prevention Month with the theme “Makiisa, Makialam at Makipagtulungan Upang Sunog ay Maiwasan” spearheaded by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Bureau of Fire Protection. Inset: Members of Bulacan Rescue and BFP show the measures on how to prevent a fire from an LPG tank in a re-enactment after the motorcade. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS-The Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado mapped out month long activities including fire prevention strategies as the celebration of Fire Prevention Month kicked off in Bulacan this March.

With the theme “Makiisa, Makialam, Makipagtulungan upang Sunog ay Maiwasan”, the event aims to increase the awareness of Bulakenyos in fire prevention as well as to mitigate the 149 fire incidents that happened in the province last year.

According to Felicisima Mungcal, executive officer of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), the activities for this month includes bloodletting drive and fire awareness run that will be participated by policemen, firemen, non-government response teams, military and Provincial Capitol employees.

Aside from the souvenir item for the first 150 participants, trauma kits and other first aid prizes will be given to the winners of the said marathon.

There will also be a fire and earthquake drill, a regional activity that will take place at the Provincial Capitol.

“Kailangang magsimula ang kamulatan ng mga empleyado ng Kapitolyo sa pag-iingat sa sunog at sakuna sa loob ng bahay. Kailangan ding ingatan at sinupin ang gusali naman ng Kapitolyo bilang kanilang pangalawang tahanan. Kaya naman uunahing turuan ang mga taga-kapitolyo para sa kontribusyon sa pag-unlad ng gobyerno o sa bansa”, Gov. Alvarado said.

Meanwhile, aside from seminars like fire prevention and earthquake and emergency and disaster preparedness, there will also be trainings for fire suppression and first aid.

Also included on the said trainings are disaster management and disaster rescue operations with water search and rescue (WASAR). ###

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