Zambo fire district appeals for fire preventive measures PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:40

Fire Marshal Supt. Dominador F. Zabala Jr. of the Zamboanga City Fire District has directed all its station commanders in the 15 Fire Sub-Stations to look for alternative water sources in view of the El Niño phenomenon that has triggered water crisis in the city.

“Due to the El Niño phenomenon, the water crisis is inevitable which the city is experiencing right now,” Zabala said during the regular Monday press briefing at City Hall.

Mayor Beng Climaco reminds the public to practice fire safety and preventive measures in the light of extreme weather condition being experienced in the city.

As per report from the Zamboanga City District Central Fire Station, 25 fire incidents with P1.654 million total damage to properties  were recorded from January 1-March 13, 2015. Thus, the directive to all the station commanders to supervise and help find solutions to look for alternative means to augment the existing sources of water for the  use of fire trucks in their respective areas of responsibility in anticipation of a water crisis situation.

Zabala called on the residents to be vigilant and prevent fire during this time of blackouts  when load curtailment of electric power is being implemented due to an electrical power supply problem.

Farmers were also advised to stop slash-and-burn activities as well as outdoor fires as these may spread and may cause damage to properties. The Zamboanga City Fire District  has recorded a total of 18 bush fire incidents from January to March this year .Firefighters from the different fire sub-stations are now conducting pre-fire planning in fire hydrant inspection to determine the availability of water.— SFO3 JC Pioquinto, PIO, ZCFD