SORSOGON CITY, May 21 (PIA) – In line with the approaching school year 2013-2014, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City spearheaded by SInsp Walter Badong Marcial, the City Fire Marshal, will conduct massive fire safety inspections to all public schools and establishments being utilized as dormitories/boarding houses.
“We are anticipating the influx of students in different schools as well as those students who will be staying in their boarding houses, and to ensure their safety and abate the possible hazards in their respective areas, our fire safety inspectors has started conducting this week massive fire safety inspection to all public schools and boarding houses within the city to ensure compliance with the fire safety requirements,” said SInsp Marcial.
He further added that he has instructed his personnel to coordinate with the different barangays and the Department of Education (Deped) to make sure that this will be properly implemented in time of their Brigada Eskwela.
“Oplan balik Eskwela” is one of the annual programs of the government being supported by the BFP to ensure the smooth opening of the classes and avert any untoward incident and other similar eventualities.
Furthermore, Sinsp Marcial said that the BFP is mandated to promote public safety through the intensification of fire safety campaign and stringent implementation of RA 9514 also known as the Fire Code of the Philippines.
In case of fire incidents or other related emergency situation, the BFP can be reached at their hotline nos. 421-6320;211-7996/ 0907-2927-215;0907-2927-266. (MGECorral, BFP/BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)