By: Bennie A. Recebido
SORSOGON CITY, November 4 (PIA) – To avoid over-crowding, cramming and likewise facilitate a smooth-sailing flow of application and renewal of business permit comes 2014, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City under the leadership of City Fire Marshal Senior Inspector Walter Badong Marcial has started since October an advance inspection of business establishment in anticipation of the yearly One-Stop-Shop Program of the city this coming January 2014 at the Sorsogon City Hall in Brgy, Cabid-an.
City BFP Public Information Officer Maria Gracia E. Corral said that SInsp Marcial had instructed the City BFP personnel to start the inspection immediately in October this year in close partnership with the City Engineering Office.
She said the BFP is over and above concerned on the safety of the public, they would like to ensure that BFP clients securing permits, and certificates adhere to the provisions stated in the Fire Safety Code, “hence, the conduct of this advance inspection as part of the forthcoming one-stop shop program of the city government,” said FO1 Corral.
In a press release sent to PIA, SInsp Marcial said that since Sorsogon City has a total number of more or less 2,000 business establishments, we have to maximize our time to inspect all these establishments beforehand, considering that we have limited fire safety inspectors. “Further, this will also allow the business owners to process their permits and licenses right away and for those who have deficiencies to comply,” he added.
“We call on the cooperation of all business owners to comply with the implementing rules and regulations of RA 9514 to avoid delays of issuance of fire safety inspection certification,” SInsp Marcial said.
He also said that for information and query regarding the requirements in processing Fire Safety Inspection Certificate, the BFP office is located at Amberg Compound in Brgy. San Juan, (Roro) Sorsogon City and is ready to accommodate clients. They can also be reached at their cellular phone number 09072927215. (BARecebido, PIA-5/Sorsogon City)