By: Bennie A. Recebido
PILAR, SORSOGON, March 2 (PIA) – The Pilar Fire Station, in support to the present administration’s agenda of promoting transparency in governance reports its accomplishments for January 2013 in accordance to the targets they set.
Pilar Municipal Fire Marshall Insp. Eric Caramoan said that Troop Information & Education (TI & E) Program commenced their 2013 activities which he spearheaded together with his station personnel. “We prioritize our plans and activities for the whole year, assignments were given to each personnel in the station to ascertain effectiveness in their performance. They were likewise updated on the latest information at the bureau to make sure that our plans and priorities are in line with our mandates,” he stated.
Fire Marshall Caramoan also reported that on the 1st week of January 2013, Fire Safety Inspectors of Pilar Fire Station collaborated with the LGU-Pilar in its implementation of the Business-One-Stop-Shop held at the Bonifacio Park which lasted for two weeks. This led to an intensified inspection and collection of fees from the applicants securing and or renewing business permits for their establishments.
Fire and Earthquake Drills were conducted in Pilar I Central School and Marifosque Elementary School on January 25, 2013 and January 30, 2013, respectively.
Students were also taught on Disaster Management and Basic Life Support (BLS). SP01 Dennis T. Chan discussed about fire prevention and safety while the use of Fire Extinguisher was demonstrated to the pupils by FO Glenn Molleda.
“Briefing on the scenario to the participants was given on the morning session. Fire and Earthquake drill was done in the afternoon. Despite of some behavioral problems of students during the drill, activity was performed and carried out successfully,” Insp. Caramoan said.
On January 26, 2013 personnel of Pilar Fire Station, as per the invitation of Southern Luzon Technological College, once again shared knowledge and imparted their expertise to their college students. Topics specifically discussed include fire prevention and fire safety as well as carries and bandaging. Evaluation was carried out after the demonstration.
“These activities are but a parcel of our continuing effort to advocate the mandated tasks of the Bureau of Fire Protection in informing the public about fire safety and preparedness,” he further said.
Meanwhile, fire personnel in their respective areas across the province conducted a Unity Walk for their kick-ceremony on March 1 in observance of the Fire Prevention Month this March.
This year’s theme is “Sunog at Sakuna ay Paghandaan, Kalikasan ay Pangalagaan ng Matamasa ang Pag-unlad ng Bayan.” (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)