In observance of the Fire Prevention Month, the local government of Muntinlupa beefs up its local disaster risk response management services by providing fire trucks to its nine barangays.
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led the turn-over ceremony of 10 six-wheeler fire truck penetrators with 500 gallons water tanker to barangay officials and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office during the city’s flag raising rites last March 18.
The fire trucks amounting to almost 52.3-million pesos is the second batch of fire and rescue vehicles given to Muntinlupa barangays. The first batch was given on August 2016.
Fresnedi said the fire trucks will serve as first responders to fire incidents in the communities. The local exec added that the fire trucks are seen to augment local fire department’s efforts as it can easily penetrate narrow roads during emergency situations.
Previously, Muntinlupa City Hall has also given three fire trucks to Bureau of Fire Protection – Muntinlupa. Further, the local government has constructed an additional fire station in Brgy. Tunasan on 2017. BFP hailed the station as the Best Fire Station on 2018.
Muntinlupa prioritizes programs on disaster resilience in light of the presence of natural vulnerabilities. Rescue vehicles and other tools form part of the city’s growing inventory of disaster response and management equipment.