Fire destroys property, causes injuries, and takes lives. Education regarding the hazards and safety protocol and other fire safety initiatives is therefore imperative. Moreover, it is necessary that equipment for fire prevention and control are present and available in case the unexpected occurs.
Towards this end, the National Capital Region Police Office under the leadership of PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS was able to acquire one fire truck through the donation from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC)-NCRPO.
The fire truck was retrofitted and is now in good operational condition. To ensure that the equipment is properly taken care of and will be used accordingly, NCRPO coordinated with Taguig City BFP for the training of personnel who will man the said fire truck.
They underwent a three-day seminar/training on Fire Suppression Technique at the NCRPO Parade ground under the mentorship of the Bureau of Fire Protection Taguig City.
Discussed during the lecture were the proper operation of fire truck and its equipment. In addition, each lecture was followed by practical exercises.
These preparations paved way to the launching of a Base Fire Section on April 1, 2020 under the Camp Security Section of the Regional Headquarters Support Unit of NCRPO.
The Fire Base Section is composed of 12 personnel whose primary function is to immediately respond to fire incident inside the camp or nearby areas while waiting for other firetrucks to arrive.
At present, the Fire Base Section facilitates the camp decontamination by spraying disinfectants to alleys, pathwalks, roads and other places inside the camp. Further, they also help in watering the plants and distribution of water considering the dryness caused by the scorching heat of the sun.
This is in addition to their primary function to respond in case of fire and assist any conflagration within the vicinity of Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.
“We are upgrading our operational capabilities and this equipment is an indispensable aid to uphold the safety of the camp and my men in case any untoward incident involving fire shall occur. We have always believed that prevention is better than cure. Finally, I would like to thank our stakeholders for their generosity in sending us donations thereby making this endeavor possible,” PMGEN SINAS said.