UNTV Fire Brigade, tumulong sa pagresponde sa sunog sa Novaliches QC

UNTV News   •   March 17, 2015   •   2943

Ang pag-apula ng Bureau of Fire Protection sa apoy mga kabahayan sa bandang Novaliches nito Martes ng madaling araw katuwang ang iba’t-ibang fire volunteers tulad ng UNTV Fire Brigade. (UNTV News)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Isa ang UNTV Fire Brigade sa mga rumesponde sa nangyaring sunog sa Novaliches, Quezon City pasado alas-dose kaninang madaling araw, Martes.

Isang residential area sa Margarita St., Barangay Gulod ang mabilis na tinupok ng apoy na umabot sa ikatlong alarma.

Sa inisyal na imbestigasyon ng Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), nagsimula ang sunog sa bahay na pag-aari ni Julita Latona at hinihinalang napabayaang upos ng sigarilyo ang sanhi ng sunog.

“Ina-advide lagi ng Bureau of Fire Protection na sana po pag naninigarilyo sila, bago sila matulog ay huwag silang manigarilyo kasi mamaya baka pagmulan pa ng sunog,” panawagan ni F/Supt. Jesus Fernandez, Fire Marshal ng BFP-QC.

Yari sa light materials ang mga bahay kaya’t mabilis na kumalat ang apoy.

Sa ulat ng BFP, 12 mga bahay ang nadamay sa sunog at tinatayang aabot sa 200-libong piso ang halaga ng naabong ari-arian.

Umabot rin sa 20 pamilya ang naapektuhan ng sunog; lima ang sugatan at dalawang magkapatid ang kumpirmadong nasawi matapos ma-trap sa banyo.

Kinilala ang mga nasawi na sina Rayniel Perez, 18 anyos, at Michelle Perez, limang taong gulang.

Naideklarang fire out ang insidente makalipas ang isang oras. (UNTV News)

BFP records zero firecracker-related fires in 2020 revelry

Maris Federez   •   January 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has recorded a zero firecracker-related fire in the country during the New Year revelry.

This is contrary to the period December 31, 2018 to January 1, 2019, wherein the BFP recorded four firecracker-related blazes.

Based on BFP data, from Dec. 31, 2019 to around six in the morning of January 1, 2020, a total of 13 fire incidents were logged down although these were not due to the use of firecrackers.

BFP Spokesperson F/SSupt. Geranndie Agonos, the low fire-incidence is due to the public adherence to the advisories and warnings on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

“Kyung mayroon man pong firecracker-related sa kabuuan ng taon, makikita po na lalo po itong bumababa. Naitala po sa taong 2018, mayroon pong 22 sunog na bunga ng firecracker. Pero ngayon pong taong 2019 ay 13 na lamang po. So, higit pong bumaba ang bilang ng sunog bunga ng firecracker,” Agonos said. — (with details from Asher Cadapan, Jr.) /mbmf

Fire reduces around 100 houses in Quezon City to ashes

Maris Federez   •   January 1, 2020

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Around 100 houses were reduced to ashes as fire razed Barangay Vasra in Quezon City an hour before the turning of the new year.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire immediately reached task force alpha on Palanas street at around 11 in the evening on Tuesday (Dec. 31) which left residents scurrying to leave the place with whatever household items they can bring.

Most of the households in the area were busy preparing for the new year festivities when the fire broke out.

The BFP firefighters declared fire out at past 1 in the morning.

Investigation on the cause of the fire is now in place said the BFP. — (with details from Nel Maribojoc) /mbmf

Firecracker-related injuries reach 19 —DOH

Maris Federez   •   December 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public anew of preventing firecracker-related injuries as the number of victims of firecracker lighting has reached 19 since Saturday (Dec. 21).

This means that the DOH has failed to achieve its target for a zero-fireworks related injury for 2019.

The health department said the 19 victims, mostly male age 14 to 60, sustained burns and eye injuries and severe damage that needed to be amputated.

DOH spokesperson Usec. Eric Domingo has advised the public to just watch the community fireworks display instead.

The local government units (LGU), he said, usually have a fireworks display scheduled in the communities.

“Sa New Year pwede naman tayong mag- enjoy, mag- ingay […] Pwede namang mag- ingay at salubungin ang bagong taon nang hindi paputok ang gagamitin para ma- prevent natin iyong mga sakuna,” Domingo said.

The health official also mentioned alternative noise-makers to be used during the end-of-year festivities, such as drums, blowhorn, and even metal pots and pans.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) added the use of whistle as a noise-maker.

The health department hopes for a total ban of firecrackers in the country in the coming years. — (from the report of Aiko Miguel) /mbmf


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