SORSOGON CITY, October 31 (PIA) - The Bureau of Fire Protection Sorsogon City spearheaded by SInsp Walter Badong Marcial will deploy three (3) fire trucks near cemeteries of Bacon District and Sorsogon City proper in preparation for the observance of All Saint and All Soul’s Day tomorrow, Nov. 1 and on Friday, No. 2.
“As part of our yearly activities, we deploy our fire trucks and personnel to render assistance in case the public needs our help,” SInsp Marcial said as they geared up for the said activity dubbed as “OPLAN KALULUWA”.
It can be recalled that during this season, the influx of people going to cemetery is at its peak during Nov. 1 to pay visit and pray for the souls of their departed loved ones. Considering the increasing number of people during this time, chances of any untoward incidents are foreseen.
“In this time of year, it is anticipated that accidents are prone to happen in the cemetery as well as at home, where some who cannot go to the cemetery prefer to light candles for their loved ones,” SInsp Marcial stated as he further reminded the public to be more cautious and vigilant to avoid fire incidents and other related emergency cases due to negligence.
Prior to the implementation of the “Oplan Kaluluwa”, SInsp Marcial also gathered his men for a meeting to iron out operational guidelines to be implemented by his personnel to ensure the safety of the public during this time.
He also ordered the deployment of fire trucks and fireman visibility within the Sorsogon City cemeteries particularly at Sorsogon City Memorial Garden located at Brgy. Bibincahan, Msgr. Barlin Street in Brgy. Sampaloc and Bacon Catholic Cemetery in West Bulod, Bacon District.
Along with this, the personnel from Fire Safety Enforcement Section will also conduct information drive in which leaflets entailing fire safety tips will be disseminated to the people in the area to prevent the potential fire incidents to occur thus upholding fire safety among the public.
One of the mandated functions of the BFP is to render immediate assistance to all persons who are in need of helping in case of emergency. Thus, the BFP persistently appeals for the cooperation of the public to ensure the safety of everyone. (MGECorral, BFP/BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)