Fire Prevention Month is observed every year per Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A signed on Nov. 17, 1967 by then President Ferdinand Marcos,
aimed at raising the level of awareness of the public of the ways to prevent fires and save lives and properties.
The 44th Observance of Fire Prevention Month carries the theme: “Sustaining Fire Prevention through Active Community Participation,” starting off with a thanksgiving mass, motorcade and a short program at the Rizal Park.
Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II was represented by Vice Mayor Dino Claudio Sanchez, and reads' the Mayor's message which says, “We are all here today to collectively express our support to Fire Prevention.”
Vice Mayor Sanchez has announced that the city has been enjoying as one of the lowest fire incidents in the country attributed to the hard work of the BFP in their fire prevention education, strictly enforcing the fire codes and for doing the fire safety awareness.
“There are still people who do not see the value of creating fire safe city until it maybe too late, fire safety is the collective responsibility of every member of the community and the kick off ceremony represents a major step in our continued partnership towards building a fire safe Butuan,” said Vice Mayor Sanchez.
The city government of Butuan is hoping that if the community can act positively, the city can achieve a zero fire incident rate in the future.
For the whole month of March, the BFP will conduct a series of activities such as, Oplan: Musika Laban sa Sunog, on the spot drawing contest, radio interviews, fire olympics, fire drills, intensification of fire safety inspections to business establishments, and handing out fire prevention tips leaflets