The Parañaque Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is maintaining its heightened alert status during the Yuletide Season owing to increased probabilities of fires from likely causes: Pyrotechnics, sub-standard Christmas lights, overloaded outlets and “octopus connections”.
Parañaque City Fire Marshal Supt. Manuel Manuel said that the local BFP continues with its fire safety inspections in all business establishments as part of the implementation of R.A. 9514 (Fire Code of the Philippines).
To further develop awareness on this special concern, said government bureau has kept up with its information campaign on fire safety, from prevention to response. In time for the season, it is promoting its “Iwas Paputok” agenda which advocates alternative ways of greeting the New Year in place of pyrotechnics.
“The Parañaque Local Government is one with the Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police in keeping our locale a safe community. We encourage our citizens to continue contributing to the effort to keep it so.“, Mayor Jun Bernabe said.
In a related development, said local government unit has instructed its City Health Office to intesify its information drive vs. use of pyrotechnics in merry-making in line with the Dept. of Health’s “APIR Aksyon: Paputok Injury Reduction” Campaign and readied its Parañaque Emergency Response Unit (P.E.R.U.) and F.V. Bernabe, Sr. Memorial Hospital for expected pyrotechnic injuries.