SAN JOSE, Antique – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in partnership with the municipality of Barbaza inaugurated its 14th fire station in the province of Antique.
Mayor Gerry Necor, during the inauguration ceremony on May 15, expressed appreciation to the BFP for partnering with them.
The opening of the municipal fire station will help the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office respond effectively to emergencies and disasters, said Necor.
BFP regional director Senior Superintendent Alan Aladano, in his message read by Provincial Fire Marshal Superintendent Randy Pudadera, lauded the local government of Barbaza in pursuing the establishment of the fire station by procuring the fire truck and providing the office space.
Aladano likewise committed to designate dependable fire officers to ensure the safety and protection of the people and their properties against destructive fires.
It can be recalled that in October 2018 the Sangguniang Bayan of Barbaza passed a resolution authorizing Necor to donate the newly acquired and registered fire truck to the BFP. The process to establish the fire station then commenced.
After getting an exemption from the Commission on Elections on April 26, 2019, BFP organized a team to manage the said fire station headed by Senior Fire Officer 2 Herbert Maghari, Fire Officer 1 Noeleen John Patricio, Fire Officer 1 Emmanuel John Minayo, Fire Officer Aldrene Bayog, Fire Officer 1 Mart Adrian Santa Cruz, Fire Officer 1 Sherlyn Suriaga, and Fire Officer 1 Vincent Gregorio.
Pudadera assured the local officials and people of Barbaza that the fire officers will actively engage the community in fire prevention advocacy, conduct fire safety inspection and evaluation, fire safety lecture and demonstration or fire drills, conduct of fire safety planning, and organization of fire safety brigade. (PIA-Antique/PN)