Issue of October 1, 2017
Mt. Province

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BFP inspects 19,000 biz establishments for 2017
by Gaby B. Keith / PIO

The Baguio City Fire Station (BCFS) has re-inspected for fire safety 19,243 business establishments from January to August, compared to 17,150 for the same period last year. This represents  an increase of 12.20 percent.

S/Insp. Katherine Albino reported in Monday’s flag-raising ceremony  at the City Hall that 18,567 business establishments were issued with Fire Safety Inspection Certificates this year showing an increase of 8.92 percent, compared to 17,045 issued last year.

From January to August this year, the BCFS collected P8,217,163.28 in fire code fees representing a 20.28 percent increase, compared to the P6,831,290.20 during the same period last year.

Albino said 91 fire safety seminars were conducted this year which is less than the 190 held in 2016 while 64 fire brigades were organized and trained from January to August 2017 as compared to 44 for the same period last year or an increase of 45.45 percent.

The BCFS also recorded 49 fire incidents from January to August this year, compared to 52 during the same period in 2016 or a decrease of 5.76 percent.

Albino said there were 104 emergency and rescue calls recorded this year while 150 were recorded last year or a decrease of 30.66 percent.

She said the BCFS was awarded as the Best City Fire Station in the Cordillera during the Bureau of Fire Protection’s 26th anniversary celebration with the theme, “Embracing the challenge of sustaining its commitment towards a fire safe community.”

The city government was also given a token of recognition during the event for donating a lot and appropriating funds for the construction of the Aurora Hill Fire Sub-Station.

Meanwhile, members of the Cordillera Special Rescue Unit (SRU) headed by S/Insp. Victor Sayapen, Jr. were also presented to officials and employees last Monday.

The SRU was established in 1998 by the BFP as a counterpart to the Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force.

Six SRU members are currently assigned at the BCFS.

Albino said BFP’s two main responsibilities that include fire prevention where it conducts inspection, education and information activities. The second is fire suppression when an actual fire incident occur where the preservation of human life is prioritized then the property involved.

“Our job is not confined to fire incidents, the BFP also responds to medical, emergency and rescue calls, including man-made and natural disasters,” she said.

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PWU Baguio
Technical Education & Skills Development Authority – CAR
University of Baguio

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
Regional Development Council – CAR and National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Regional Tripartate Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
SN Aboitiz
Tony Boy Tabora
Veterans Bank

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