The Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines always falls on the month of March since it is the start of the summer season. The Bureau of Fire and Protection is the lead agency that initiates programs reminding citizens, schools, companies and communities about the value of preventive measures to avoid catastrophic event caused by fire. With this year’s theme “Makiisa, Makialam, at Makipagtulungan upang Sunog ay Maiwasan”, the BFP intends to lower the number of fire-related incidents. The Bureau will conduct fire and earthquake drills, information dissemination through fliers and posters and safety campaigns.
Here are a few tips on how to prevent fire accidents:
|Make sure that the candle is away from the curtain or other combustible materials, better yet, instead of using candles, use battery operated or rechargeable lamps.|
|Place your LPG tank outside or in a well ventilated area|
|Keep matches and lighters away from the reach of children.|
|Unplug appliances when not in use to avoid overheating.|
Make sure to have at least 1 fire extinguisher at home.
|Teach everyone in your family what to do in case of fire. Familiarize them with your Escape Plan and keep all Exits clear.|