A brand new, state-of-the-art fire station will soon rise in Dagupan City following the signing of a Deed of Usufruct between the local government unit (LGU) of Dagupan and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 1 on October 23, 2023 at the City Plaza.
The fire station, which will occupy 689 square meters of a 3812 sq. m. city government property in barangay Mayombo where the current fire station operates, was approved thru Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution 8113-2023 that allows the use of the government lot for the same purpose.
Mayor Belen Fernandez and BFP Regional Director Leonida Gumanab-Rosales led the signing ceremony along with Vice Mayor Bryan Kua, BFP Assistant Regional Director for Administration Arthur Sawate, BFP Provincial Fire Marshal Ronaldo Perez and Dagupan City Fire Marshal Michael John Escaño.
The local chief executive said the project aims to upgrade the delivery of fire emergency assistance, rescue operations and medical assistance to foster good governance in Dagupan.
Moreover, Mayor Fernandez commended the city’s fire bureau in its efforts to protect the safety of the general public in times of fire situations and in conducting educational activities to create social awareness on fire safety.
FCSupt. Gumanab-Rosales, meanwhile, said Republic Act 6975 provides for the establishment of at least one fire station with adequate personnel, firefighting facilities and equipment for each province, city and municipality in the country as she encouraged BFP-Dagupan personnel to double their efforts in the performance of their duties.