By: FO1 Mary Joy R Manuel
Two (2) years ago a Memorandum Circular No. 2011-06 re- Supplemental Guidelines for an effective transitory compliance from old Fire Code (PD 1185) to the new Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008 (RA 9514) of implementing rules and regulations dated 04 January 2011 duly signed by former BFP Chief DIRECTOR ROLANDO M BANDILLA JR for the installation of Automatic Fire Suppression System (Sprinkler System) to all high rise building.
Gradually, Laoag City Fire Station implemented the said law. All high rise building were inspected and given notice to comply with regards to the installation of the Automatic Fire Suppression System (AFSS) with a grace period of 2 years.
Fire Safety Inspectors headed by the OIC-CFM SR INSP BONIFACIO C SACATRAPOS JR strictly monitored the compliance of the buildings and as per office record, all High Rise Buildings notified were already complied with the provision of Sec. 10.2.19.4 of RA 9514.