Fire Olympics culminates Fire Prevention Month

ASIPULO, Ifugao, April 5 (PIA) - - The observance of the Fire Prevention Month in the province culminated here last week with a fire olympics spearheaded by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

 

BFP Cordillera Regional Director Chief Superintendent Maria Sofia ,  in her message delivered by Superintendent Joey Abary, said   the conduct of the fire olympics is not only a competition but also the time  that fire fighters get together and establish teamwork, friendship and camaraderie. It also emphasizes BFP’s commitment to promote and strengthen fire safety in the  community.

 The fire Olympics was participated by delegates from the Municipal Police Station and local government of this town, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, BFP, Philippine Army (Bravo Company) and the Community Force Auxiliary Groups (CFAGs) of Kiangan, Asipulo, and Alfonso Lista.

Contested activities for the inter-agency competition included Emergency Response Team, hose on shoulder relay and bucket relay, tug-of-war and wheel barrow race.

The CFAGs competed in the replacement of busted hose, bucket relay and flammable liquid fire extinguisher. Kiangan placed first with Alfonso Lista and Lagawe as second and third place respectively

The BFP won in the inter-agency competition, followed by Phil. Army, second and   Asipulo MPS in third place.

“With everyone’s safety as our number one priority, we strive to continually improve our services and to help others prepare and help themselves through our many education and fire safety information dissemination efforts,” Mendoza stated.

 The BFP has conducted various activities in the barangays to raise awareness on how to respond during disasters and incorporate safety and resilience in their daily lives with the goal of not providing only caring and professional assistance but to exceed the expectations of the community. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

By Marcelo B. Lihgawon

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