CATARMAN, Northern Samar — The Bureau of Fire Protection- Catarman will impose fire prevention measures and initiatives in the grassroots and strengthen the community as partners in ensuring safety against destructive fires.

This was learned from Fire Inspector Darwin Orsolino, the acting municipal fire marshal of the Capital town of the province and the cluster town of Bobon, during the PIA hosted radio program at DYSM on January 11, 2020.

“In response to DILG Circular 2019-40, on the implementation of Oplan Ligtas na Pamayanan, we will pursue the four programs as mandated,” Orsolino said.

“The four programs under the Oplan Ligtas na Pamayanan include, Handang Pamayanan where we are to assist the barangay in the crafting and formulation of the community fire protection plan, the Bayanihan where we are to organize community fire auxiliary group or barangay volunteer fire brigade.”

Another, is the Lingap program where we will conduct house to house campaign, to assess hazards and lastly, the Kaagapay program where we will designate BFP personnel who will assist the barangay on its operation,” Orsolino explained.

As reported, “the three major causes of fire incidents in the previous years were more on electrical to include overloading, short circuit and octopus wiring, the open flame from gasera, candles and mosquito coil and the cigarette butt,” he said.    

Further, he said, the BFP-Catarman will focus, continue and enhance information campaign strategy to avoid fire incidents so as to prevent loss of lives and properties. (nbq/ADiaz/PIA-N. Samar)