MBTF, BFP seek youth involvement in fire prevention month

DAGUPAN CITY – The city of Dagupan, in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Dagupan, intends to enlist the active participation of the youth in this year’s fire prevention month.

The activities lined up in this year’s commemoration include those that cater to the youth.

Last Monday, 36 elementary and secondary school students competed in the drawing, poster-making, and essay-writing contests hosted by BFP with the theme, “Ligtas na Pilipinas ang Ating Hangad, Pag-iingat sa Sunog sa Sarili Ipatupad”.

The winners for the drawing contest were Raecy Ricanor, Cielo Kline Balolong, and Isaac Jonathan Magno. In the poster-making contest, the winners were John Carlo Escosio owned the winning piece, with Elijah Duran coming in second and Von Mark Ander, third. Meanwhile, Jerome Barambilla, Francine Mae Gonzales, and John Kenneth Capua wrote the top three winning essays.

Their works were forwarded to the regional BFP for further judging.

The BFP will also hold the Junior Fireman from March 12 to 16, where the youth will undergo firefighting training and activities.

“We want our children to experience what the firemen are doing, and for them to know their responsibilities. We want them to learn to keep themselves safe,” Mayor Belen Fernandez said. The mayor also bared plans for the establishment of a fire safety council, which will involve the youth in preventing fires.

“The youth can help promote our advocacy in staying safe. Even at a young age, they can help grown-ups in preventing fires,” she added. (Zarena Amado/CIO)