Elementary students from three schools in Barangays Simlong, Pinamucan Ibaba, and Pinamucan Proper in Batangas City joined the Fire Safety Awareness Summit on March 19, 2019, organized by JG Summit Petrochemicals Group (JGSPG) in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection-Batangas. The activity, which coincides with the celebration of Fire Prevention Month, is designed to raise awareness amongst students and teachers on fire hazards, fire safety procedures, and efficient emergency response in the event of an emergency fire situation.
A student of Pinamucan Ibaba Elementary School learns how to use a fire extinguisher during the Fire Safety Awareness Summit organized by JGSPG in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection-Batangas.
During the training, students were taught about the most important element of fire safety—prevention. Fire officials said, the best way to fight fire is to prevent it from happening. They also reminded participants to always be aware and have presence of mind in order to avoid the dangers brought about by fire.
Fire officers lead the Fire Safety Awareness Summit held on March 19, 2019, in three different schools in Barangays Simlong, Pinamucan Ibaba, and Pinamucan Proper in Batangas City. A total of 750 students and teachers participated in the activity organized by JGSPG.
Students and teachers were also taught how to use portable fire extinguishers which serve as the first line of defense against small fires. First aid kits donated by JGSPG were distributed during the event to members of the participating communities.
Maritess Tarcello, school principal of Pinamucan Ibaba Elementary School, said “Ako po ay dating Junior Fire Marshall at nagsanay po ng iba’t ibang kasananyan patungkol sa pagpatay at pag first aid sa mga biktima ng sunog, kaya ako po ay natutuwa sa proyektong ito ng JG Summit at Bureau of Fire Protection dahil naiintindihan ko po ang kahalagahan nito sa ating mga kabataan.”
A total of 750 participants attended the summit.
Students of Simlong Elementary school listen eagerly and actively participate in the discussion during the Fire Safety Awareness Summit.
JG Summit Petrochemicals Group, 9F-11F, Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma Building, Topaz and Ruby Roads, Ortigas Center, Brgy. San Antonio, Pasig City, 1605. You may reach them at (632) 397-3200 and (632) 230-5000, or visit jgspetrochem.com for more information.