Aklan steps up fire safety drive as summer begins

Fire marshal of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Aklan educates residents of basic fire safety precautions as part of the intensified campaign for the Fire Summer Safety Month celebration this April. BFP-TANGALAN

KALIBO, Aklan – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) urged the public to take fire safety precautions with the onset of the summer season.

BFP-Aklan Senior Fire Superintendent Nazrudyn Cablayan said a safety advocacy for the Fire Summer Safety Month celebration this April will be conducted, said.

This month, BFP-Aklan will inspect comedy bars, resorts, restaurants, discotheques, vacation houses, and amusement centers as part of the strengthened fire safety campaign.

BFP-Aklan recorded 14 fire incidents from January to March this year, compared to 16 cases, a the same period the previous year.

Among the major fires that hit Aklan in March included one in Boracay Island that left P22.5-million damages and another in Kalibo that left commercial establishments destroyed.

“We advised every household to unplug electrical appliances when leaving the home for an out-of-town trip or vacation,” Cablayan.

He added the residents were also notified to be cautious and observe fire safety measures ahead of the hot summer months. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)


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