Monday, December 16, 2013

BFP ‘Oplan Paalala’ for 2013 Yuletide Season rolls-on

Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)

SORSOGON CITY, December 16 (PIA) – To ensure that Sorsoganons would enjoy this year’s celebration of the Yuletide Season, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City spearheaded by City Fire Marshal Senior Inspector Walter B. Marcial continues its fire safety inspection to all establishments selling Christmas lights and other Christmas decors.

According to SInsp Marcial, they have started their “Oplan Paalala” for this year’s Yuletide Season since December 4 especially in stores selling Christmas lights and other Christmas decors so as to avert occurrence of electrical combustion. “Aside from this, we also formed a team that conducts thorough inspection in establishments that deal with the manufacture, distribution and sale of pyrotechnics/firecrackers,” he added.

“Considering the distressing rate of fire incidents and accidents during this season due to the usage of Christmas lights and decors, the BFP is determined to really inspect all types of similar products,” SInsp Marcial said.
He also said that the BFP personnel conducts fire safety inspection to all establishments selling Christmas lights to make sure that their goods passed the standard set by the Department of Trade and industry (DTI) and that the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) seal are marked on their products.

“I have ordered our fire safety inspectors to make sure that the products being sold are absolutely safe, while the BFP operation duty personnel were assigned to conduct information drive within their respective area of responsibility through fire truck visibility and leaflets dissemination,” he further said.

Prior to the conduct of the inspection, Sorsogon City BFP coordinated with other government agencies to effectively carry out their “Oplan Paalala” which aims to promote public safety as well as to avoid any untoward incidents during the celebration of Christmas season.

The BFP, meanwhile, appeals to the public to be more cautious and vigilant in choosing Christmas decors. “In case of fire incidents or other related emergency situation, the BFP can be reach at their hotline nos. 421-6320; 211-7996/09072927215 or 160,” SInsp Marcial added. (BARecebido, PIA-5/Sorsogon/MGECorral, BFP)

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