The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) kicked off Fire Prevention Month today, March 1.
Bacolod Fire Marshal Chief Inspector Rodel Legaspi said many fire incidents are recorded during the summer, so they are doing everything to promote awareness and consciousness on fire safety.
He said that fire safety is not only the concern of the BFP but the public as well.
“We’re calling the cooperation of the people…we can’t work efficiently without their support and help,” he added.
The opening salvo kicked off with the simultaneous blowing of horns of fire trucks all over Negros Occidental, including Bacolod, followed by a motorcade around the major thoroughfares, that was participated in by stakeholders, local government units, and volunteer fire brigades.
This year’s Fire Prevention Month is anchored on the theme “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi ka Nag-iisa.”
By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A, the month of March was declared Fire Prevention Month because of the alarming increase of fire incidents happening across the country during this particular period.
The fire prevention month campaign, according to the measure, promotes “safety consciousness among our people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, exercise of common sense and respect for the law.”*