TMC celebrates Fire Prevention Month 2022

Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC), which has been active in disaster response, successfully carried out various activities in celebration of the Fire Prevention Month 2022 with the theme, "Sa Pag-iwas Sa Sunog, Hindi Ka Nag-iisa!"

On March 3, TMC’s Fire Brigade actively participated during the opening program of the Fire Prevention Month, which was spearheaded by the Claver Central Fire Station.

The program began with a holy mass, followed by a motorcade wherein the various mining companies in the municipality, BLGUs, MDRRMO, BFP Claver, and other stakeholders participated.

The demonstration of various fire-fighting techniques was one of the highlights of the kick-off program.

TMC, who won the National BFP Fire Fighting Olympics in 2015 and 2017 and the Regional Ultimate Fire Fighting Competition in 2019, demonstrated their fire fighting abilities and performed a Ladder-raising Rescue of a fire victim.

On March 28-29, the Safety and Loss Control Department; Mine Environment Protection and Enhancement Department; and Community Relations and Development Department collaborated with BFP Claver to conduct a two-day Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign about fire safety and prevention to the mining barangays of TMC.

During this campaign, Safety Officers from the Safety Department and Fire Officers from Cagdianao Fire Substation delivered a lecture to the participants inculcating the importance of fire safety in every household and important rules under the Fire Code of the Philippines.

The session ended with participants getting a chance to do an actual suppression of fire using a fire extinguisher and proper handling of LPG.

Another highlight is the signing of the KAISA Manifesto of Support on March 28, which was led by SINP Shirly P. Erlina, Claver Municipal Fire Marshal; Mr. Salvador C. Cabauatan, NAC AVP for Admin; and Engr. Cherry May C. Gabunada, Safety Manager.

KAISA Program is a voluntary campaign which enjoins stakeholders to support the Call-to-Action against Destructive Fire campaign of the Bureau of Fire Protection.

To further improve the skills of TMC's fire brigade members, a Fire Safety/Fire Fighting Training was held from March 28 to April 1, which was facilitated by the Claver Central Fire Station.

The training consisted of lecture series and actual demonstration of different fire fighting techniques.

While the training was ongoing, an unannounced fire drill was held on March 28 to assess the readiness of the fire brigade members, which Bureau of Fire Protection personnel witnessed.

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