The aggie department in NorMin increases employees’ awareness of fire safety during its Monday convocation.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Employees of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10), helmed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, were apprised of fire safety, to increase awareness and encourage the adoption of safety precautions on March 18, at the agency compound.

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A, the month of March was declared as Fire Prevention Month.

For this year, the observance centers on the theme: “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi Ka Nag-iisa,” which underscores the importance of unity and cooperation in ensuring fire-safe and disaster-resilient communities.

During DA-10’s Monday mini program, the Bureau of Fire Protection-Region 10 (BFP-10) Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Kynn M. Cemacio and FO1 John Paul G. Amiscaray shared with the agency personnel the importance of fire safety within the workplace, and extending it even in one’s home.

According to Cemacio, fire safety is a shared responsibility and this can be carried out by enjoining everyone to practice ‘SAFETY’ should fire incidents occur, which stands for Sound the alarm, Alert the nearest fire station, Fight fire, Evacuate, Tell others, and You, securing one’s self.

“Safety is of the utmost importance and ensuring the safety of individuals and properties is crucial in preventing fire incidents and minimizing their impact,” he said.

Information on how to prevent fires, what to do in case of a fire emergency, and the importance of having working smoke alarms and fire extinguishers were tackled in reducing the risk of fires and ensuring the safety of employees.

Said lecture is one among the agency’s steps to not only raising awareness on fire safety, but more so, in developing a culture of safety and preparedness within the office premises. # (RDME)