TUBLAY, Benguet – Some one hundred two pupils of the Durencio elementary School benefitted from the outreach program that was jointly conducted by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Benguet, the Tublay fire station and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) through the la Trinidad district jail recently.
Fire Superintendent Jesse S. Annasiw, Benguet provincial fire marshal, said that the outreach program included the feeding of the pupils and the distribution of first aid kits for the school.
He claimed that the outreach program is one of the community-based activities being undertaken by the bureau in partnership with concerned government agencies and local governments within its area of jurisdiction to help bring closer to the people the BFP and for them to be aware of their programs, projects and activities geared towards fire prevention.
The first aid kits contained band aid, betadine, alcohol and other important items needed for first aid treatment.
Annasiw stated that the outreach program is just the initial of many similar activities that will be conducted by the BFP in partnership with concerned government agencies and institutions in the different parts of the province in the coming months.
For his part, Jail Senior Inspector Bernard Marcos, jail warden of the La Trinidad district jail, conducted a lecture to the teachers on the importance of the various programs, projects and activities of concerned government agencies leading to the realization of lasting peace in the country and the ongoing efforts of the National Task Force to end Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF – ELCAC) to instill awareness among their ranks.
Both fire and jail officers expressed their gratitude to the teachers and pupils of the Dorencio Elementary School for their utmost cooperation and participation during the conduct of the community outreach program.
On the other hand, the teachers and pupils also expressed their gratitude to the BFP and the BJMP for conducting their community outreach program in their school and that they will use the lessons that they have learned during the lectures to empower students to be responsible citizens of the country in the future.