Fire mar­shals told to in­ten­sify in­spec­tion

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY MERLINDA A. PEDROSA

ALL fire mar­shals in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal were di­rected to in­ten­sify in­spec­tion as well as fire preven­tion pro­gram dur­ing the ob­ser­vance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Chief In­spec­tor Publio Plotena, Bu­reau of Fire Pro­tec­tion (Bfp)-ba­colod head and care­taker of Bfp-ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, said yes­ter­day that all the fire mar­shals in var­i­ous cities and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties should con­duct in­spec­tion and fire preven­tion pro­gram within their ar­eas of ju­ris­dic­tion.

“We should con­tinue our fire preven­tion pro­gram to en­sure a zero fire in­ci­dents dur­ing the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day,” Plotena said.

Plotena was des­ig­nated as care­taker of Bf­p­ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal since last week while Su­per­in­ten­dent Pamela Ro­jane Can­dido, pro­vin­cial fire mar­shal, was on an of­fi­cial trip in Korea for 12 days.

The BFP’S alert sta­tus is raised to height­ened alert.

In last year’s ob­ser­vance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, Plotena said that there were no ma­jor fire in­ci­dents in Ba­colod.

He said the fire­fight­ers will dis­trib­ute fly­ers and in­ten­sify its reko­rida within their ar­eas of re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The BFP re­minded the pub­lic to be vig­i­lant dur­ing this oc­ca­sion. “Al­ways switch off the main source of power be­fore leav­ing the house, be care­ful in us­ing of lighted can­dles, and keep matches and lighters away from the reach of chil­dren to avoid fire in­ci­dents,” the agency said.*

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