March is ‘fire prevention month’. By virtue of Proclamation No. 115-A, signed by then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos, and Proclamation No. 360 in 1986, mandates that the month of March be declared as ‘Fire Prevention Month’ or ‘Burn Prevention Month’.
The campaign aims to promote ‘safety consciousness among people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, the exercise of common sense and respect for the law.’
March is said to be the hottest month of the year and marks the beginning of the summer season. Moreover, according to data gathered by the Bureau of Fire, March has one of the most frequent fire incidents in the year. Thus christened ‘fire prevention month’.
Just recently, through the Public Information Office and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the City Government turned over Information Education Communication materials to the City Bureau of Fire Protection.
Information Education Communication materials include 7,890 flyers; 7,142 stickers; and 1,538 posters with safety tips and emergency hotlines. The materials were timely as March is dubbed as ‘fire prevention month’.
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, together with Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, Public Information Office Head Ma. Lucy Sinay, and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Head Donna P. Magno, handed the materials to Bureau of Fire Protection Marshal C/Insp. Melanie Habawel during the regular flag ceremony last Monday.