Senator Cynthia Villar underscored on Friday the significance of strictly observing fire safety protocols, saying “prevention is better than fighting them.”
The senator issued the admonition in her remarks at the opening of one of two newly built fire stations in Las Pinas City donated by Deputy Speaker Camille Villar.
Villar also presided at a fire safety awareness event dubbed “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi ka Nag-iisa,” held at a covered court in Hansuyin Village in Barangay Talon. The other fire station is located at Barangay Almanza 2.
Both events were in line with the current observance of Fire Prevention Month.
Officials and members of the Bureau of Fire Department, leaders of homeowners association, and barangay safety officials also attended the affair.
“We need to be safe and be aware of what to do to guarantee that we will not endanger the lives and limbs of everyone and their properties due to fires,” Villar said.
She spelled out safety measures to prevent the occurrence of fires:
-Unplug gadgets not in use as they can be a potential fire hazard. Electronics like TVs, radios, and gaming consoles can experience a surge, causing them to heat up and start a fire.
-Keep an eye on any flame. Avoid leaving unattended any fire in your home like a stove or candle. Do not leave an LPG open.
-Check all electrical connections regularly.
-Ensure that there are no obstacles in points of exit to easily go out of the house in case of an emergency.