Disinfection drive benefits folk

August 22, 2020

The decontamination activities of the  Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has benefitted  thousands of  individuals, vehicles and public and private facilities in the Bicol region as part of the bureau’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) preventive measures. 


Fire Inspector Aramis Aristhedes Balde, BFP Bicol spokesperson, in an interview, said the decontamination activities were conducted in the six provinces of Bicol as part of its efforts to help the fight of the government against Covid-19.


He said BFP Bicol established two big decontamination facilities in the region, one in the Naga City Fire Station and the other one in the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation  in Legazpi City.


“The decontamination facilities provide services not limited to ambulances being used to transport patients from different areas particularly in hospitals,” he said.


Balde added that the facilities are manned by 36 highly trained BFP personnel tasked to follow health protocols and ensure safety of personnel.


to atleast 202,570 vehicles, ambulances in Bicol region as part of its preventive measure to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).


Its decontamination activities served some: 203,000 vehicles; 7,035 facilities; 1,406 transported individuals; 9m170 controls points; and 154,903 individuals.


“With deep concern on the increasing Covid cases in Bicol region, which threatens the safety of the community, I am calling all BFP personnel to exert more efforts in our continuous fight against this pandemic,” Fire Senior Supt. Renato Capuz, BFP Bicol regional director, in a statement said.


Capuz said that the agency widened its partnership with other government agencies and stakeholders to gain more mileage in their campaign.


“Let us be relentless in breaking the chain of transmission and finally drive out this virus,” he said.


Balde said that aside from its effort against Covid-19, the BFP remains vigilant in its mandate in fire prevention and response.
 

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