Beng, CFD tackle firefighting issues PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:30

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday afternoon convened the officers and men of the City Fire District to address issues and gaps related to firefighting capacities in the light of the continuing power curtailment and the advent of the dry season.

City District Fire Marshall FSupt. Dominador Zabala Jr. spearheaded the group in presenting the district’s capacities and capabilities in terms firefighting equipment and manpower.

“The meeting is intended to address the gaps and improve fire fighting capabilities,” the mayor revealed during her regular weekly press briefing in City Hall Monday.

City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. and his assistant, Dr. Elmeir Apolinario also participated in the meeting that sought to come up with measures to improve firefighting capacities and capabilities.

On the other hand, the mayor appealed to the public anew to always practice fire safety measures to avoid accidents, loss of properties and lives.

“Ta apela kame pabor usa flashlight y toma todo el precaucion para privini quema. Pirmi kita se ta hace abiso y ta pidi came de ustedes asistencia kay si hinde grande gayot el destroso,” (We are appealing to everyone to please use flashlight and observe precautionary measures to avoid fire incidents. We never fail to advise the public con this and we ask for your assistance otherwise huge damages will be incurred) Mayor Climaco said.

On Friday, a huge fire hit the M & S (Dacon) Lumberyard in Recodo that lasted for about 34 hours. Damage to properties is estimated to be multi-million pesos but no casualties were reported.

Initial investigation showed the incident was accidental. “It was not caused by terrorist attack or arson,” Antonio Catolico, M & S general manager said.

FSInsp. Paul Carpio said the fire broke out 10:30pm Friday and was declared fire out 830am Sunday. — Francis Sadaya/City Hall OJT)