By: FO1 Januario Jaemie R Buted
In celebration of the Fire Prevention Month 2013 which started on March 01, the Bureau of Fire Protection – Bacarra Fire Station conducted a series of lectures and drills on fire safety and prevention to the townsfolk of Bacarra, IlocosNorte. This is in consonance with the Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A which declares the month of March as Fire Prevention Month. In this year’s celebration, the BFP – Bacarra was joined by the Liga ng Mga Barangay of the Municipality of Bacarra. This joint effort called “Sagut ti Gobyerno” was spearheaded by Hon. Nicomedes C. Dela Cruz, Municipal Mayor, and SFO2 Villamor M. Domingo, OIC Municipal Marshal, to educate the populace of the town’s forty three (43) barangays.
SFO2 Villamor M. Domingo together with SFO2 Dominador B. Ignacio, FO1 Mark Anthony G. Ponce, and FO1 Januario Jaemie R. Buted were convened at an LMB meeting which was attended by all Punong Barangays and Sangguniang Bayan Members directed by Hon. Mayor Dela Cruz. The meeting was about the implementation of the “Sagut ti Gobyerno” program which aims to bring awareness on fire prevention and fire safety measures in all the 43 barangays of Bacarra. In this program, BFP personnel reached and worked with all the Barangay Councils of Bacarra. BFP personnel in this community reach-out educational program, discussed fire prevention and fire safety measures to be observed.
The BFP personnel also urged the public to remain vigilant and be supportive to the programs of the BFP in promoting public safety in this celebration of the Fire Prevention Month and throughout the year. The BFP – Bacarra personnel, to reinforce their campaign, distributed Fire Safety and Prevention leaflets to the residents of all the barangays. The LMB officials, with their respective Barangay Council’s members, were very cooperative in the implementation of the said program.
The “Sagut ti Gobyerno” program was launched in Brgy. 18 Sto. Cristo II, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. The said program will last for three months because it purports to cover all the barangays of Bacarra. This joint comprehensive educational venture of the BFP and LMB started in March 2013 and will end in May of this year.
In line with this year’s celebration of Fire Prevention Month, BFP Bacarra launched its Kiddie/Junior Fire Marshall in two educational institutions – Riverdeep Academy and Parang Elementary School. BFP personnel conducted lectures and drills on fire safety and prevention to all the school teachers and pupils. After the lecture, the participants were asked to give a return demonstration wherein they applied what they have learned from the BFP resource speakers and personnel.