The Bureau of Fire Protection Region 8 headed by C/Supt. Adel De Paz Bautista, DSC, Regional Director, received six (6) units of brand new ambulances from the BFP National Headquarters that would be used by the recipient fire stations in the provinces of Northern Leyte, Biliran and Northern Samar.

These ambulances are given to the municipalities of Bato, Julita, Hilongos and Matalom in Northern Leyte, Catarman in Northern Samar, and Naval in Biliran Province.

Having these number of ambulances in the region, CSupt.Bautista expressed his gratitude to the BFP National Headquarters, especially to the Fire Chief Director Louie S. Puracan, CEO VI for their benevolence in giving Eastern Visayas six (6) Brand New Nissan Urban NV350 Ambulances with complete medical accessories designed in accordance with the international standard.

These ambulances, which were properly turned over by the National Headquarters last 10 December 2022, was received by the local chief executives or representatives of each municipality and the respective Municipal Fire Marshals.

Accordingly, said emergency vehicles are compliant with the guidelines of the Department of Health requiring for a Type-I Ambulance, which provides care and avoidance of aggravation of the patient’s injury while on transport to medical facilities.

These 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 Regional Director stressed out that this new vehicle, would help a lot on our responses to any emergency calls, as we are bounded as Fire Officers with the mandate to save lives and properties.

On the other hand, the Regional Director calls for the counterpart support of the recipient fire stations, to help sustain the serviceability of the vehicle.

This is one among the answers to our prayers to help us acquire the needed equipment and facility in our commitment to serve the public.

“This would help us a lot, especially to our personnel who are assigned in the Emergency Medical Services,” said CSupt. Bautista. Our EMS Staff need not worry because these brand-new ambulances also feature 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.(PR)