Personnel of Piddig Fire Statio, Ilocos Norte provides motorist assistance and crowd control during the Holy Week of 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
The observance of the Lenten Season is a yearly as a part of remembering our love ones who passed away. Filipino families go back to their home provinces to honor their deadly departed, and at the same time a reunion with those who are still living. This belief has become part of our Christian culture and Filipino tradition.
BFP Bacarra, in the leadership of SFO2 Villamor M Domingo ensures that the OPLAN KALULUWA contingency plan was properly implemented by roving across the area of responsibility. They also established “Public Assistance Hub” in front of the Fire Station and within the vicinity of Bacarra Municipal Cemetery. Fire prevention and safety leaflets were also given to the people for safety awareness and prevention campaign. BFP-Bacarra personnel also conducted inspection at mortuary chapels/ funerals homes within AOR. Likewise, the proper operation of the fire extinguisher was imparted to owners/ caretakers of the establishments.
Photo and article by: BFP Bacarra Personnel
By: FO2 Anna Liza L Tomas
The municipality of Piddig, Ilocos Norte, with the leadership of Honorable Mayor Eduardo “Eddie” Guillen, launched a 24/7 Quick Response Team, the “Piddig Cares Center”, last May 28, 2013.
Piddig Cares, is a critical health care facility which aims to assist individuals in crisis situation who need immediate medical attention due to illness or accidents and serves as an effective mechanism in the eventuality of disasters and natural calamities. It is envisioned to protect, safeguard and promote the safety and well-being of Piddigueños in crisis situations as well as those in need of emergency medical attention and intervention through the prudent use of local government resources with the purpose of delivering quality and prompt service to the community.
The facility, which is open 24 hours a day at 7 days a week, is presently being manned by personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection Piddig headed by SFO3 Edison M Reyes, Office of the Municipal Mayor, and Volunteers.
This program is in parallel to one of the mandates of the Bureau of Fire Protection which is to provide emergency medical and rescue services to the community.
FO1 Joseph Alvin P Garo
BFP Pasuquin led by the energetic Municipal Fire Marshal INSP REYNALDO M DOMINGO consistently performed Ugnayan sa Barangay. With due diligence of the uniformed members of the BFP, were able to visit all the 33 barangays of the municipality. This activity attests to the commitment of the BFP in its Mission that is to prevent destructive fires. The year-round barangay visitation has improved the fire safety awareness of the people in their homes especially in the kitchen area where most fire starts.
Oplan Balik Eskwela was also accomplished by the BFP Pasuquin, successfully conducted fire safety inspection and distributed fire safety materials to the teachers and parents of various schools as a show of support for the Brigada Eskwela.
As result of these activities undertaken, the BFP Pasuquin has recorded zero fire incidents on the first semester of this year.
By: F01 Leo R Baliscao
Bureau of Fire Protection – Bangui Fire Station, Ilocos Norte actively supports and joined the activity of the Department of the Education for the OPlan Brigada Eskwela for the School Year 2013- 2014.
Brigada Eskwela is an annual schools’ cleanup and repair activity spearheaded by DepEd, with the cooperation of non-government organizations, parents, students, teachers, the business community and civic organizations
The activity is to Adopt-A-School Program (ASP) that invited local residents to help fix up the public schools in their area as a great way to generate community support via the time-honored, uniquely Filipino tradition of “BAYANIHAN.”
Its effort has evolved from a week long cleaning-up and beautification exercise to a festive coming together of students, teachers, school officials, parents, community members, local government officials, non-government organizations, church groups and the private sector.
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.