By virtue of Proclamation No. 115-A, signed by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, and Proclamation No. 360 in 1986, the month of March was declared as “Fire Prevention Month” or “Burn Prevention Month.”
March is one of the hottest months of the year and it marks the beginning of summer season in the Philippines. It is also the month that has one of the most alarming fire incidents in the country, based on data by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
True to this year’s theme: “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi ka Nag-iisa!”, as part of the continuing information and education drive on the dangers of destructive fire and ways on how to prevent its occurrence, the Baao Water District supports the BFP in intensifying its campaign in various social media platforms to reach out to a wider audience.
Fire incidents are potentially deadly and very dangerous, but by following these safety precautions from authorities, we can prevent untoward incidents from happening. Just remember that having the presence of mind in any situation can also spell the difference between being a victim and being a fire survivor.