Fewer fires, more fire stations for Central Visayas
THE regional Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-7) said it recorded 333 fire incidents in Central Visayas from January to June this year, about 40 percent lower than the 544 fire incidents recorded in the same period last year.
Senior Supt. Samuel Tadeo, BFP-7 chief, disclosed this to reporters as he reiterated the agency’s commitment to reduce fire outbreaks in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s pledge to raise their salaries by year end.
Tadeo said the President made the promise during the BFP anniversary in Manila last Aug. 2.
About P34 million will also be spent to build one fire station each in Compostela and Tuburan towns in Cebu and one fire station each in the provinces of Bohol and Siquijor by year end.
Tadeo said the BFP-7 also raised its collection of fees from January to June this year at P55.7 million, up from P30 million in the same period last year.
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