August 22, 2023 – The Bureau of Fire Protection Bacolod City Fire Station in Negros Occidental marked a historic occasion with the blessing and activation of the Mandalagan Fire Sub-Station as this significant event coincided with the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Held at the Brgy Mandalagan Government Center, the ceremony was graced by prominent figures in the field of fire protection and disaster management, a ribbon-cutting and blessing of key elements of the sub-station, including living quarters, a fire engine with a capacity of 250 gallons, and a Brgy Mandalagan dump truck was conducted.
CSUPT Jerry D Candido, DSC, the esteemed Regional Director of BFP6, stood as the Guest of Honor and Speaker, his exceptional contributions to fire safety and disaster management highlighted the pivotal role that the new sub-station will play in ensuring the safety and security of the region. Candido also emphasized the BFP’s core mission of saving lives and protecting property through prompt response.
Notable attendees also included Councilor Psyche Marie Sy, Punong Barangay Hon. Paul Pabby Anieve, Acting Provincial Fire Marshall CInsp Rodel Legaspi, City Fire Marshall CInsp Stephen Jardeleza, and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan.
Councilor Sy, echoed the unwavering support of Mayor Albee for BFP programs and praised the invaluable role of uniformed personnel not only in preserving lives but also in safeguarding the intangible treasures of hearts, memories, and dreams.
With the appointment of FO3 Rey Vincent Lipante as the Station Commander of Mandalagan Fire Sub-Station, the day marked the activation of this vital facility, the sub-station represents more than just a building; it is a haven of safety, a beacon of hope, and a testament to the community’s united commitment to resilience in the face of challenges.
The Mandalagan Fire Sub-Station stands as a tangible symbol of collaboration, determination, and collective strength. Its establishment reinforces the city’s readiness to confront emergencies and safeguard its residents.
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)