BFP to focus on fire prevention campaign in 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 January 2015 13:53

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) announced that it will focus its efforts on prevention campaign in a bid to further lower the number of fire incidents in this city.

This, as the BFP’s Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) has noted that public awareness has contributed a lot in the reduction of fire incidents in 2014 compared to that in 2013.

ZCFD data showed that there were 99 fire incidents in 2014 which is lower by 11 compared to the 110 cases registered in 2013.

Supt. Dominador Zabala, Jr., ZCFD fire marshal, said Wednesday the decline in the number of fire incidents has also lessened by P84 million the worth of properties damaged in 2014 to P108 million from P192 million in 2013.

Zabala said they will focus the fire prevention information and education campaign in the different schools—elementary, secondary and tertiary—in this city.

Zabala said the campaign, which will start on the second week of this month, will include fire exit drills, evacuation drills and fire prevention lectures.

“We will do this campaign to educate the students on what they should do in cases of fire in their schools,” he added.

He said all the fire sub-stations will be involved in the campaign in their respective localities. — RGAAG