By virtue of Proclamation No. 115-A, signed by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, and Proclamation No. 360 in 1986, the month of March was declared as “Fire Prevention Month” or “Burn Prevention Month.” March is also the hottest month of the year and also the beginning of the summer season. It is also the month that has one of the most alarming fire incidents in the country, based on data by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). The fire prevention month campaign, promotes “safety consciousness among our people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, exercise of common sense and respect for the law.”
Basic first aid has important role in our daily living. Having the knowledge in the basic first aid will eliminate or lessen a serious incident. I t must be immediately applied to cure the person or heal the illness until the full medical treatment is available.
Concepcion Vocational School joins the celebration of Fire Prevention Month with Basic First Aid Orientation. On March 29, 2019, students as well as the faculty conducted their program led by the BFP personnel FO2 Mark Christany Vega and FO1 Benjoe I. David. The program started with a simple prayer led by John Carlo D. Lorenzo, a student from CKT-B followed by a message from the Vocational School Administrator of TESDA-CVS, Dr. Alvin D. Yturralde with his opening remarks.
Immediately after Dr. Alvin’s message, FO2 Mr. Mark Christany Vega speaks about the different knowledge on how to prevent fire. He introduced topics such as the proper usage of fire extinguisher, types of fire and elements of fire. He also taught the students and faculty the basic first aid once accidents or injuries suddenly encounter. Aside from this, FO2 Mark Christany Vega demonstrated how to exterminate the burning leaves and stem by using the fire extinguisher. He also taught the students how to turn off the burning Liquefied Petroleum Gas “LPG” and the students also participated in that scenario.
Lastly the event was successfully and peacefully conducted, all the faculty and staff learned a lot and appreciated the importance of first aid and fire prevention.