BANGUED, Abra, March 16 (PIA) -- “Ligtas na Pilipinas ang ating hangad, pag-iingat sa sunog at sa sarilii patupad.” This year’s Fire Prevention Month theme is an encouragement that every Filipino must be responsible in keeping a fire-safe environment.
As the government agency mandated to prevent and suppress all kinds of destructive fires, the Bureau of Fire Protection Abra is conducting information, education campaign on fire prevention among elementary pupils and high-school students in the province.
BPF Information Officer Filemon T. Allan Jr. said the BFP has already connected with Abra High School, Bangued East Central School, Villaviciosa Central School and other schools in the province. BFP-Abra will continue to conduct earthquake and fire drills among educational institutions during the month-long Fire Prevention Month this March.
They teach students through the “Berong Bombero sa Paaralan” program on fire safety measures, common causes of fire, how to prevent it and how to act when fire has already broken out.
“Berong Bumbero” is abstracted from the BFP’s mascot named Berong.
The BFP reminds the public of these fire safety tips: Do not smoke in bed; Crush cigarette butts thoroughly before discarding them; Do not throw cigarette butts into waste baskets; Keep lighted candles, oil or gas lamps away from curtain and other objects that easily catch fire; Do not store any flammable substances or any volatile liquid in the kitchen and inside dwelling houses; Keep matches and lighters away from children's reach; and When someone will catch fire, “stop, drop, cover the face and roll,” should be the first thing to do. Christian Allister G. Tubadeza (JDP/MTBB/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)