Pagadian City to have 3 new fire sub-stations Print
Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:00

PAGADIAN CITY – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is constructing three fire sub-stations to boost its fire fighting response and capability in this city.

City Fire Marshall Senior Insp. Reggy Olmedo said Wednesday the fire sub-stations will be constructed in the barangays of Danlugan, Santiago and Tiguma. The construction will start this week.

Olmedo said the fire sub-station in Barangay Danlugan, seven kilometers north of this city, will serve 15 neighboring rural barangays of this city.

Olmedo said the fire sub-stations in Barangays Santiago and Tiguma will serve eight rural barangays each of this city.

In addition, Olmedo said the Tiguma fire sub-station will also serve the nearby municipality of Labangan, which does not have a fire station.

The Pagadian Fire Station also serves the nearby municipalities of Tukuran, Dumalinao, Tigbao and Lakewood, which like Labangan, do not have fire station of their own.

Councilor Jurefer Pulmones, the Liga ng mga Barangay president, said they have provided the land as counterpart to realize the construction of the fire sub-stations.

He said the construction of the three fire sub-stations is a welcome development in terms of response to fire calls.

Meanwhile, Olmedo said they need five additional fire trucks to meet the ideal ratio of one fire truck is to 20,000 people.

He said they only have six fire trucks at present. — HDC