Camalig BFP holds 2nd Fire Square Road Show, imparts children with first-hand firefighting experience
In an effort to raise children’s awareness on fire safety, the Bureau of Fire Protection-Camalig Fire Station organized the 2nd Fire Square Road Show, which gained participation from about 200 students across all grade levels of the Dominican School of Camalig.
With the theme “Sa pag-iwas sa sunog, hindi ka nag-iisa,” the event included interactive displays and hands-on demonstrations intended to educate the children on the crucial function of firefighters in ensuring total public safety by equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to cope with destructive fires and any life-threatening situations.
“Sa edad nyo, dapat lang na may inisyal na kayong alam bilang mga miyembro ng komunidad,” said Mayor Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G. Baldo Jr., emphasizing that children, being the most vulnerable in times of fire incidents, must attain first-hand experience and be integrated into the disaster reduction efforts of the local government.
Expressing his full support, MDRRMO Chief Rommel Negrete Jr., PhD, JD, D. Hum, relayed aspirations to continue leveraging the bond between LGU and the BFP towards achieving a fire-safe and resilient community in the following years. “Your vision to be a modern fire service, fully capable of ensuring a fire-safe municipality by 2034, will be much more attainable with our partnership,” Negrete stated.
Demonstrations included the showcasing of BFP uniforms, firefighting tools, electrical safety, bandaging and splinting techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) presentations, ropemanship and knot-tying, warning signage and safety practices, and fire extinguishment procedures, encouraging child-led decision-making during fire-safety procedures.
Camalig Fire Station’s Officer-in-Charge, SF04 Warren Orendain, Deputy Municipal Fire Marshal SF02 Ruth Ramos, and Chief Fire Prevention Section SF01 Jude Relente delivered that the fire bureau’s frontline program is designed to train children in identifying the most critical action they can take during emergencies, making them vital components for an improved culture of disaster prevention and response.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO