BFP-ZCFD recorded 18 bushfires since January PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 March 2015 11:23

The Bureau of Fire Protection’s Zamboanga City District Central Fire Station (BFP-ZCDCFS) has recorded a total of 18 bushfires in the different parts of this city since January and reminded the people to stop the indiscriminate burning of bonfires, and dried bushes to prevent fires that may affect the lives and properties in their area.

ZCDCFS District Fire Marshal Supt. Dominador F. Zabala, Jr. said that since January to date, a total of 18 bushfires have been recorded in this city, which could have been prevented if “our people will stop burning dried grasses that could cause fire incidents in their area. For the same period last year a total 18 bush fires was also recorded.

“I appeal to the people to avoid or stop the burning of dried grasses in their areas as this will cause or ignite fires as the city is experiencing long dry spell during the summer months. Let us all be fire safety conscious as the nation observes the Fire Prevention Month this year,” Zabala, appealed.

The ZCDCFS is also on heightened alert this month because of the long dry spell that the city is experiencing and for any fire calls that the fire station receives whether they are prank calls or not, they would always respond to such calls.

However, as compared to the previous years, this year’s Fire Prevention Month has less structural fire incidents recorded so far numbering only 4 compared to 15 last year. This attributed to the continuous fire safety awareness, information and educational campaign being conducted in the different fire prone barangays and major establishments in this city’s east and west coasts, including private and public schools, universities and other institutions, Zabala said .