The Regional Headquarters in cooperation with BFP Marinduque has successfully conducted its 1st BFP R4-B Fun Run held at Boac, Marinduque during the Kick-Off Ceremony for Fire Prevention Month 2012. This was participated in by the following agencies in the province: DILG, PNP, BJMP, Marinduque State College, Philippine Army, and the Provincial Government of Marinduque. Almost one hundred (100) participants run the 5 kilometer length around the Poblacion of Boac which started and ended at the Capitol Compound. The following winners received medals and cash prizes:
|Male Category||Female Category|
|Samuel P Mapacpac, PNP (21:20)||Melody M Pereda, PNP (25:55)|
|Melchor P Diana, PNP (21:32)||Nimma Joy F Dalida, BFP RHQ (26:37)|
|Leonard Magtibe, PNP (21:39)||Aisa C Bastida, BFP RHQ (29:36)|
The Bureau of Fire Protection Region 4B is all geared up for this year’s Fire Prevention Month themed “Makiisa, Makialam, MakipagtulunganUpang Sunog ay Maiwasan”.
A free-registration Fun Run in BFP Marinduque was organized to commence the month -long observance in the area to be participated by Regional Headquarters personnel, LGU Officials and other government agencies of Marinduque. A motorcade and noise barrage will take place after the Fun Run.
Meanwhile, the other four provinces of the region will also conduct similar events simultaneously to mark the start of the hot season during which most fires occur.
The Regional Director, SSUPT NORMAN V PINION, has already cascaded instructions and guidelines to all the Provincial Fire Marshals for the synchronized effort.
The Palawan Provincial Fire Office under the leadership of SRINSP DONALD P RODRIGUEZ conducted the 1st Provincial Fire Olympic Competition held at Cory Park, Capitol Compound, Puerto Princesa City last June 17, 2011 which is participated by five teams of volunteer fire brigades from municipalities of Aborlan, Brookes Point, Narra, Quezon and Roxas led by their respective Municipal Fire Marshals.
Said event was included as one of the highlights of “BARAGATAN FESTIVAL”, a week long celebration of the Founding Anniversary of the Civil Government of Palawan wherein it is a congregation of different municipalities of the province, bringing their ethnic songs, dances and music and present all these aspect of life through cultural presentation, trade shows, exhibitions, float parade and street dancing.
The participating teams from different Municipalities were competing in the following categories, namely: hose laying, urban firefighting, and bucket relay.
On the midst of the event, allied forces from Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force exhibited their firefighting skills utilizing their own fire trucks and equipments.
At the end of the said event, Volunteer Fire Brigade of Brookes Point achieved the over-all winner and received Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20, 000.00) cash prize and trophy, followed by Narra with Fifteen Thousand Pesos (P15, 000.00) cash prize and trophy, and Quezon with Ten Thousand Pesos (P10, 000.00) cash prize and trophy. Moreover, the Honorable Governor gave additional Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) to the winners of each category as special prize as well as Five Thousand Pesos (P5, 000.00), Baragatan Fire Olympics uniform and trophies to the participating teams of Volunteer Fire Brigades.
The aim of this event is not only for the participants to show their capability and skills in firefighting but also to build camaraderie among them and to boost their morale as Barangay Volunteer Fire Brigades. This event also left a remarkable impression to the viewing public on the value and importance of what the activities of firefighters in saving lives and properties.
This event has nevertheless became successful without the big effort and initiative of the BFP Personnel of Provincial Fire Office through the leadership of SRINSP DONALD P RODRIGUEZ with the help of Palawan Governor Hon. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra and the members of Palawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office headed by Atty. Winston T Gonzales.
On October 26, 2011, from 10:15AM to 11:45AM at the Jose Rizal Memorial School, Calamba City, Laguna, the Bureau of Fire Protection Region IV-B conducted the written examination for applicants to the Fire Officer 1 position. The officially designated SILG representative to the BJMP and BFP RSPBs, R. Stephanie C. Trovela, LGMED Division Chief participated in this phase of the recruitment process of the BFP per directive of Atty. Ariel B. Tanganonan, Acting Head Executive Assistant of the DILG.
Out of the 207 applicants qualified to take the examinations, only 75 were present to take the exams. After the exams, CInsp Mary Joy M Candelario, Chief of the Financial and Management Division of BFP 4B informed the applicants that the result of the exams will be out on October 28, 2011 and shall be posted in conspicuous places and the internet and the DILG 4B website (see List). Hence, on the same day, the test papers were checked by members of the BFP4B’s RSPB, DILG Representative DC Trovela and NGO representative, Ms. Jocelyn P. Macatangay of the Lions Club, Laguna Chapter.
Only the top 32 based on their scores shall be qualified to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process which is the Physical Agility Test scheduled on November 3, 2011.
The succeeding qualified applicants shall still have to undergo the medical examination and neuro psychiatric examination, panel interview, background investigation, until the final sixteen 16 (Region 4B’s quota) shall have been chosen.
The above recruitment process is pursuant to DILG Circular No. 2011-008 or the General Guidelines in the Recruitment and Promotion of Personnel in the BFP and the BJMP. Said guidelines aim to promote transparency and accountability and to uphold the integrity of personnel actions with the end view of enhancing professionalism and organizational effectiveness in the said Bureaus.- R. Stephanie C. Trovela