Monday, September 17, 2012

BFP Sorsogon City supports “YES” Program

SORSOGON CITY, September 17 – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City spearheaded by City Fire Marshal Senior Inspector Walter Badong Marcial is conducting fire safety seminar and first aid training to the participants of Youth for Environment School (YES) program which is anchored on the implementation of RA 9512 (Environment Awareness and Education Act of 2008) and RA 9729 (Climate Change Act). 

According to Marcial, this activity is well-timed since nowadays we are already experiencing the effect of climate change. “Though our participants are mostly elementary pupils, we are imparting them the basic knowledge that they can be used in times of emergency and other related cases,” he said.

He also said that they have finished conducting the said training-seminar to three schools in the city while some others are scheduled this weekend.

Marcial pointed out the significance of the said activity to the community for them to be vigilant during disasters and calamities.

The lecture includes fire safety tips as well as first aid training such as Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Bandaging and Splinting, Emergency Rescue Transport and other common emergency management. 

Furthermore, fire and earthquake drill are also being conducted to assess the capability of the pupils in case they encounter similar situations.

Meanwhile, BFP Sorsogon City encourages everyone to be safety conscious as well as to be actively involved in promoting this kind of endeavor to attain fire-free community. 

In case of emergency BFP Sorsogon City can be reached at cellphone number 09072927215 or through their hotline number 160. (MGCorral, BFP/BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

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