BFP-ZCFD readies observance of Fire Prevention Month PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 March 2012 14:01

The Bureau of Fire Protection through the Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) released the other day the various activities lined up for the forthcoming Fire Prevention Month being observed every March 1-31.

ZCFD Fire Marshal, F/Supt. Dominador F. Zabala, Jr., said that Fire Prevention Month will be simultaneously celebrated by all fire stations and offices of the Bureau of Fire Protection nationwide with this year’s theme: “ Makiisa, Makialam at Makipagtulungan Upang Sunog ay Maiwasan.”

He said that a Holy Mass and motorcade will be the kick-off activities on March 1 to be participated by ZCFD personnel from the 14 fire stations in the east and west coasts of this city including members of the different company and barangay volunteer fire brigades.

He added that there will also be simultaneous blowing of horns of all fire fighting vehicles, hanging of streamers with this year’s theme in the different strategic places and distribution of leaflets containing fire prevention and safety tips on all types of occupancies and open houses of all fire stations for school children.

A fire safety awareness campaign through the “Ugnayan sa Barangay” will also be conducted and distribution of information materials will also be done to the different barangays and testing on all fire hydrants will also be conducted by their personnel, Zabala added.

He further said that a fire drill competition dubbed “Fire Olympics 2012” will also be highlighted for the second time during the monthlong Fire Month. It will be participated by all fire station fire engine company personnel in this city, who will compete in various events such as fire hose relay, rescue operations, tug-of-war, roof climbing and engine relay. Students and other interested participants may also participate in the drawing contest (for elementary students); poster-making contests and essay writing contests (for high school students); and photo contests which is open to all amateur photographers in the city. — PR