February 6, 2023

LAGAWE, Ifugao – The Bureau of Fire Protection continues to organize and enhance the capability of volunteers who can help in times of fire incidents and other emergencies.
Tinoc OIC-Fire Marshal, SF02 Jose Dulnuan, Jr. said they are continuously coordinating with the officials and volunteers of the different barangays for the organization of fire volunteers called Community Fire Auxiliary Group (CFAG) and emergency responders under their program “Oplan Ligtas Pamayanan.”
He said they hope to complete the trainings of the volunteers this month.
The municipal government also earmarked funds for the purchase of equipment to be used during emergencies and disasters by the CFAGs and the emergency responders, Dulnuan said.
The Lagawe Fire Station is similarly conducting training for the establishment of CFAGs in the different barangays.
Municipal Fire Station Marshal, SFO4 Adler Acosta, said they coordinate with the Philippine National Police to converge the trainings and establishment of Barangay Police Action Teams with the CFAGs.
The CFAGs and emergency responders can help very much in saving lives and properties during disasters and calamities as they are stationed in their own respective barangays and they can respond immediately rather than calling firemen at the fire stations which entails more time and effort.
During the observance of Fire Safety Awareness Month in January, the Lagawe Fire Station inspected 667 establishments and noted that majority are compliant with the Fire Safety Code.
In Tinoc, fire personnel inspected 400 establishments in the area. – Dan B. Codamon