Fire Prevention is one of the key programs of the Bureau of Fire Protection ( BFP ) to lessen fire incidents in the country and to inform constituents about their responsibilities to avoid incidence of fires.
March 1, 2013 – “ Walk for a Fire Free and Fire Safe Nation “ has been conducted in Candon City as part of the Fire Prevention Month. BFP Personnel from the second district of IlocosSur , officials from Philippine National Police ( PNP ) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology ( BJMP ), and criminology students of NICOSAT attended the said activity.
This year’s Fire Prevention Month theme was “ Sunog at Sakuna Paghandaan, Kalikasan ay Pangalagaan nang Matamasa angPag-unlad ng Bayan”, with which the BFP promoted through lectures, firedrills and through broadcast media.
BFP- Candon City, headed by SINSP NEMESIO R VALENCIANO JR, Acting City Fire Marshal, conducted a two-day training / seminar on March 25-26 2013 to the members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Committee ( MDRRMC ) of Gregorio del Pilar, Ilocus Sur. Lectures on Fire Prevention, Rescue Carrying Techniques, and First Aid were given.
Moreover, on the night of March 30 2013, BFP rescuers tried to rivive Mr. Nestor Valdez, 60, from Patac, Galimuyod, Ilocos Sur from drowning. The incident occurred at Darapidap Beach Resort in CandonCity and was transported to St. Martin de Porres Hospital, also in Candon City.