BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Fire Station reported that there had been a significant increase in fire incidents that happened in the city for the first two months of this year compared to the fire incidents that were recorded by the station during the same period last year.
Based on the report of the Baguio City Fire Station that was presented during the city hall regular flag raising ceremony, local firefighters were able to respond to 14 structural fires, 7 grass fires, 3 vehicular fires and 3 garbage fires which are significantly higher compared to the fire incidents that they responded during the same period last year.
Fire officers claimed the recorded increase in fire incidents in the city this year is considered to be alarming because compared to last year’s data, a significant increase was noted, thus, it is a challenge for every resident and firefighters to step up the campaign for a fire safe nation.
Moreover, the Baguio City Fire Station catered to 6 medical cases, 6 trauma cases and 5 vehicular accidents during the first two months of this year.
The fire station report stated that it is quite noticeable that among the medical responses, there have been cases of vehicular accidents happening twice in a night, thus, motorists have been again advised to drive safely.
The fire station asserted that firefighters continue to lend a helping hand whenever emergencies occur to help attend to the needs of people seeking their assistance.
At the height of the renewal of business permits, the local fire station disclosed that it was able to issue some 14,891 fire safety inspection certificates and a number of notice to comply were given to earing business establishments for them to comply with their deficiencies in compliance to the Fire Code of the Philippines.
Further, the station was able to sustain the conduct fir safety lectures to various institutions as part of its aggressive fire safety campaign.
In relation to the agency’s Oplan Ligtas Pamayanan, the fire office issued the necessary certificate of appreciation to some 9 barangays for their participation in the formulation of the community fire prevention plan.
The barangays that were issued citations were Happy Homes-Old Lucban, Camdas Subdivision, Dizon Subdivision, East Quirino Hill, Lower Quirino Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, West Quirino Hill, Pinget and Trancoville which are all within the area of jurisdiction of the Quirino Hill fire sub-station that was established during the previous administration.
The formulation of the community fire protection and prevention plan is part of the components of the agency’s Oplan Ligtas na Pamayanan that seeks to empower residents to be proactive in the prevention of the occurrence of fire incidents within their places.
The local fire station was also able to comply with the mandate of Republic Act (RA) 10028 or the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 which promotes and encourages breastfeeding and provide the specific measures that would present opportunities for mothers to continue expressing their milk and breastfeeding their infant or young child.
By Dexter A. See
Photo by Armando M. Bolislis