SORSOGON CITY, March 27 (PIA) – In line with the observance of the Holy Week, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Sorsogon City spearheaded by City Fire Marshal SInsp Walter Badong Marcial directed his operation and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel to set up motorist assistance (Lakbay Alalay) and friendly tourist booth in their area of responsibility starting March 25, 2013.
“This undertaking aims to show readiness on the part of our firefighters in providing safety services and in rendering medical and rescue assistance to the motorists and to anyone during emergency situation,” SInsp Marcial said as he instructed his men during the Troops Information and Education Meeting to activate their strategic plan in anticipation of the influx of vacationists. Each station and sub-station commanders were also directed to post their designated areas.
Sorsogon City fire trucks and crew were deployed along maharlika Highway in Brgy. Cabid-an, Sorsogon City while the Bacon Fire Sub-station deployed its fire truck and crew near the Bacon Gasoline Station in Brgy. Balete, Bacon District. The fire truck and crew of Abuyog Fire Sub-station2 were deployed near the Petron Gasoline Station along Maharlika Highway in Brgy. Abuyog, East District.
In addition, the BFP will also extend assistance to all devoted Catholics who will join the procession on Good Friday. Subsequent to the recently conducted Clean-Up Drive at Bacon Beach Resorts, the team will also conduct “Oplan Baywatch” where the BFP will render medical and rescue services to all beach goers particularly to tourists who prefer to spend their summer vacation and reunion on beaches this coming Black Saturday.
Meanwhile, the BFP also partnered with other government agencies so as to realize this undertaking aiming at promoting public safety as well as avoid untoward incidents in observance of these holy days.
The BFP likewise appeal to the public to be more cautious and vigilant during this summer vacation, and in case of fire incidents or other related emergency situation, the BFP Sorsogon City can be reached at the following hotline numbers: 160; (056) 421-6320; (056) 211-7996 or 0907-2927215. (MGECorral, BFP/BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)