BFP conducts Fire Safety Seminar at USTP Alubijid
By Kimberly Maratas, USTP Alubijid Faculty
On November 17, 2023, the USTP Main Campus – Alubijid invited the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to conduct a Fire Safety Seminar for its students, faculty, and staff. The event is in accordance with the campus’ goal of implementing safety, security, and disaster mitigation activities, aligned with the topics in the National Service Training Program (NSTP) – Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Awareness.
The activity raised awareness of campus fire hazards and taught students how to act safely in an emergency fire. It also trained students on fire safety procedures.
During the seminar, experts in fire safety highlighted the common causes of fires. They discussed preventive measures and appropriate responses in case of a fire outbreak. They also emphasized the significance of early detection systems, such as smoke alarms and sprinklers, and evacuation procedures to ensure everyone’s safe exit from buildings. In addition, they provided practical tips on how to use fire extinguishers correctly.
The first-year students from the BS Civil Engineering, BS Computer Engineering, BS Computer Science, BS Biomedical Engineering, and BS Cybersecurity, along with their respective faculty members, participated in the event.
The USTP Alubijid expressed its sincere appreciation to the BFP Region 10 Alubijid Fire Station’s dedication to conducting the seminar and drill. Their expertise and commitment have undoubtedly significantly impacted the campus’ understanding of fire safety protocols. By equipping its students, faculty, and staff with these essential skills, the seminar ensured campus safety and contributed towards creating a safer environment for everyone.