The Bureau of Fire Protection in Catarman plans to build a fire substation inside the campus of University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), also in Catarman. The plan, with project perspective shown, has the support of the UEP officials.
(BFP Catarman)

TACLOBAN CITY – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Catarman town, the capital of Northern Samar province, has announced its plans to construct a fire substation within the vicinity of the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP).

“The UEP Fire Substation will play a crucial role in improving emergency response time, enhancing public safety, and providing a training facility for on-the-job training (OJT) students,” BFP Catarman in a statement.

To materialize the plan, FSInp Victor Ygrubay met with Northern Samar First District Engineering Office (NSFDEO) District Engineer Engr. Alvin Ignacio to present the proposal for possible funding.

Ignacio has committed his full support for the proposal and assured fund allocation for the establishment of the substation.

Additionally, the municipal fire official visited UEP president Cherry Ibanez to seek support, either through donation or through a memorandum of agreement regarding usufruct as required by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Ibanez was said to have pledged her full support for the project and committed to expediting the processing of the necessary requirements for the betterment of the community and the university.

“Establishing a fire substation is crucial for ensuring prompt emergency response, fire suppression, medical assistance, community education, hazardous material response, and overall public safety,” the statement concluded. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)