LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Bureau of Fire Protection’s (BFP) office in Pangasinan is targeting to plant 5,000 tree seedlings in selected areas across the province through its CommuniTREE program.
“Nakapagtanim na kami ng 2,500 seedlings (We have planted 2,500 seedlings),” Georgian Pascua, BFP-Pangasinan director and fire chief inspector, said in an interview on Friday.
Pascua said they are set to return to Mangatarem town to plant more tree seedlings.
“Previously, we went to San Nicolas town and planted 250 tree seedlings,” he added.
Pascua said the fire marshal in the area has been directed to coordinate with the local government to hasten the completion of the project by inviting participants to plant.
He said the project also aims to protect, take care of, and beautify the environment by planting more trees.
The CommuniTREE project was launched at the Daang Kalikasan in Mangatarem in September last year.
Meanwhile, Pascua said the BFP has completed the inspection of all business establishments in the province for fire safety.
“Nasa 100 percent na po tayo. Lahat po ng establishments ay na-issue-han na po natin ng fire safety permit and certificate (We are at 100 percent. All establishments have been issued fire safety permits and certificates),” he said.
The BFP-Pangasinan’s fire safety inspection came to a halt when the province was locked down due to the pandemic.
It resumed inspections as soon as the province was placed under modified general community quarantine and restrictions were eased.
Pascua assured that the fire safety inspection was done properly. (PNA)