As part of the Fire Prevention Month 2014 activity, personnel of Bacarra Fire Station, Ilocos Norte conducted First Aid Training at Bacarra National Comprehensive High School last March 2014
“As Nueva Era grows towards progress, having its own fire defense is more than a necessity” says Hon. Mayor Atty. AldrinGarvida during the ceremony held for the official activation of the Nueva Era Fire Station. July 18, 2013 at 0800H when the BFP Ilocos Norte Provincial Office headed by SINSP JOSEPH A ICUSPIT formally inducted the said station thru the Turnover of Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection to the Local Government Unit of Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte headed by its local chief executive, Hon. Mayor Atty. Aldrin R. Garvida and was accompanied by the Sanguniang Bayan headed by Hon. Vice Mayor Caroline A Garvida.
This momentous event for the LGU came to reality after a series of long and comprehensive coordination between the LGU and the BFP Regional Command. April of 2013 when the LGU purchased a Fuso Fire engine and renovated and dedicated its former public market to house the station in order to show their eagerness to have their own branch of the country’s prime fire protection agency. The fire truck and the building was lent to the bureau for use through a memorandum of agreement between the LGU represented by Hon. Mayor Atty. Aldrin R Garvida and the BFP by the very active Regional Director, SSUPT ALOVEEL B FERRER, DSC. Manning the station are SFO2 Dominador B Ignacio as its first OIC Municipal Fire Marshal, FO1 Feliciano Lazaro as the Operations NCO/FSI/FAI, FO1 April M Alop as the Admin NCO/CA, FO1 Gabriel G Solano as FSES NCO/FSI/BPE, FO1Paul Mark M PATI as the EMS NCO/ Finance NCO and FO1 Michael John T Silvestre as LOG/ SAO NCO.
Immediately, a few days after its activation, Nueva Era Fire Station executed its mandate by inspecting primary buildings in the municipality intensifying it more in the succeeding weeks thereafter. Part of its initial accomplishments includes the intensified fire safety campaign thru fire safety lectures held at Nueva Era Central School on 21 October 2013, Nueva Era National High School on 18 November 2013and Adriano P Arzadon High School on 16 December 2013. These lectures were also accompanied by the fire suppression drills for the barangay tanod in the area empowering the community with measures to execute in case of fire emergency.
In the coming months, the station laid down work plans to intensify its fire safety campaigns holding more Ugnayansa Barangay and community dialogues. This is in order to fully extend its services to the people of Nueva Era as it execute its mandate of maintaining fire safety in its AOR.
article by: FO1 Gabriel G Solano
By FO1 Joefrey P Pascua
Bureau of Fire Protection, Bangui Central Fire Station, Ilocos Norte, Region 1 has increased its FIRE CODE FEES COLLECTION in FIRST SEMESTER CY 2013 due to the assistance of the newly detailed Municipal Fire Prevention Officer and Collecting Agent to municipalities without fire station.
In the interest of our BFPR1 Regional Director of Region SSUPT ALOVEEL B FERRER, DSC for the proper implementation of Republic Act Number 9514, otherwise known as the New Fire Code of the Philippines Act of 2008, issued Regional Order Number 2013-001 dated 04 January 2013 designating members of the BFPR1 Regional Special Rescue Unit (SRU) as Municipal Fire Prevention Officers and Collecting Agents in addition to their present duties and functions as SRU members.
BFP personnel who were designated as MFPO/CA at Bangui Central Fire Station and detailed at different municipalities without fire station are FO1 Billy Rey Domingo – Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte collected Php 108,441.00 with an increased of 32.15%; F01 Kris Albert Diego – Burgos, Ilocos Norte collected Php 11,799.00 with an increased of 369.33%; F01 Alemar Lozada – Adams, Ilocos Norte collected P 1,517.00 and F01 Kenneth Mark Labuguen – Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte while Bangui Fire Station collected P54,806.00 with an increased of 18.49 % for 1st Semester Cy 2013 with a total amount of P 176. 563.00 and a variance of 34.98% increase of fire code fees collection of Bangui Central Fire Station, Ilocos Norte, Region 1.
With this line of headship of our Regional Director, Region 1 exemplifies the increased due to the primordial effect of the fire code taxes that were all properly assessed and collected by designated assessor & collector in consonance to the strict compliance of the RA 9514.