TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero, together with the personnel of the city’s Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) received a brand new ambulance (Type I – Basic Life Support) during the turnover ceremony held at BFP National Headquarters recently with Secretary Atty. Benjamin C. Abalos of the Department of Interior and Local Government as the guest of honor.
Eighty-six fire stations of the BFP nationwide were recipients of the brand-new vehicles, five (5) units were received by the BFP Cordillera. Recipients of the 5 ambulances for CAR were Conner Fire Station in Apayao, La Trinidad Fire Station in Benguet, Tabuk City Fire Station in Kalinga, Bontoc Fire Station in Mt. Province, and the Baguio City Fire Station.
According to the BFP National Headquarter, the brand-new ambulance is a Nissan Urban NV350 with a diesel-fed engine, composed of cab & chassis and accessories designed on international standards adaptable to the Philippine conditions. Additionally, it is also Euro IV compliant in consonance with DENR requirements.
Following the guidelines of the Department of Health for Type I Ambulance, the Type I – Basic Life Support Ambulance, is also designed to provide care and avoidance of aggravation of the patient’s injury while being transported to medical facilities. It consists of a Two-way Radio Communication Device, Immobilization Devices, Monitoring and/or Defibrillator, Ventilation Airway Equipment, Chest Compression Device, Dressing and Bandages, Infection Control and Various EMS Kits and supplies, and Obstetrical Delivery Set.
The vehicle also features a Negative Pressure System that is capable of eliminating at least three kinds of viruses for the safety and welfare of BFP personnel during its operation.
Mayor Estrañero expressed his gratitude to the BFP National Headquarter for including the BFP Tabuk City station as one of their recipients.
“This donation comes at the perfect time because our BFP desperately needs a vehicle of this kind. It will considerably aid our BFP first responders in their rescue operations and will assure the safety and comfort of our patients,” the Mayor stated.