The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has inaugurated its newest fire station in Antique province that was constructed in the municipality of Anini-y, the southernmost town of the province.
“With the inauguration of the fire station in Anini-y, there are now a total of 18 fire stations in all the municipalities of the province,” said BFP Antique Provincial Fire Marshall Supt. Patricio Collado, in an interview on Thursday.
The inauguration of the PHP7-million fire station in Barangay Poblacion on Wednesday was attended by Mayor Maxfill Pollicar and BFP regional director C/Supt. Jerry Candido.
Collado said that before the opening of the station, they only assigned two personnel in Anini-y to conduct inspections and assist in the issuance of fire safety clearance certificates and in carrying out information and education campaigns for fire prevention.
The municipality also used to rely on the support of the neighboring Tobias Fornier town in case of fire incidents.
He said the new fire station has one firetruck that would make them respond faster to fire incidents.
Meanwhile, the BFP continues to invite establishments in the province to join their “KAISA: Call to Action against Destructive Fire Campaign” by posting fire safety tips, posters or reminders in their establishments and conducting annual fire safety seminars and drills among its workers, among others.
“Compliant establishments are being awarded Kaisa Star Seal during the BFP inspection,” he said. (PNA)