BAGUIO CITY – The city government here recently commended the Bureau of Fire Protection-Baguio City Fire Station headed by City Fire Marshal Superintendent Joe Fernando Bangyod, Monday, June 6 during the regular flag raising ceremony at the Baguio City Hall grounds.
It is recalled that on March 22, a destructive blaze at Green Valley was reported to the Baguio Fire Station. The fire has razed two residential building.
After the fire, a mopping up operation was made by the firefighters and subsequently recovered assorted jewelries and old coins placed in boxes and cases and these were handed over to its rightful owner.
Resolution Numbered 105, series of 2016 approved by the city council states that, “the extraordinary performance during life-threatening situations and the honesty of the personnel of the Baguio City Fire Station has shown not only their bravery but has likewise preserved the morale of the workforce which deserves the praise and acclamation by the entire officialdom of the city government of Baguio and the constituency of the city of Baguio”.
“The BFP is responsible, among others, in preventing and suppressing all destructive fires on buildings, houses and other structures, and as a public safety agency, the organization adheres to the doctrine of life preservation in the event of emergency, disaster, and calamity”.
City Fire Marshal Supt. Joe Fernando Bangyod together with Senior Inspectors Mario dela Cruz and Jessie Annasiw, and Insp. Jesus Yango received the certificate of commendation personally handed by the city officials headed by mayor Mauricio Domogan.
Domogan, in his inspirational message stressed that in times of disaster and calamity, the city is very proud for having public servants that are honest in performing their duties and responsibilities.
“It is not easy to be a firefighter because you risk your own lives to safe other people. Your honesty in returning the jewelries and old coins to the rightful owner only shows your dedication to your vocation,” added the mayor./Jho Arranz