Firefighters need help

March 02, 2019

WITH enough investments in modernizing the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the country’s army of firefighters should be able to save more lives, homes and properties during fires.

As it is, it appears that there’s really a need for the two-chamber Congress to appropriate more funds to enable the BFP to embark on modernizing the equipment of firefighters.

No less than Leyte 1st District Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez underscored the importance of building fire stations and providing our firefighters with modern equipment.

Romualdez, Tingog Sinirangan party-list first nominee in the May 13 off-season elections, deserves the support of the people for championing the cause of the country’s firefighters.

The wife of Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) head Martin Romualdez, the lady solon called on all sectors of society to support our firefighters and volunteers.

A lawyer and former House Independent Bloc Leader, the United States-educated Philconsa president is running for Leyte’s first congressional district in this year’s May 13 national elections.

“They (firefighters) are always there, night and day, for us and not giving up the battle despite physical limitations and lack of support for their welfare,” said Ms. Romualdez, a registered nurse.

At the same time, Romualdez stated, quite clearly, that the government should provide fire trucks, fire stations and modern firefighting equipment to towns in the countryside.

Recently, members of the Tingog party-list conducted a relief operation for the fire victims in Barangay Narra in Catarman, Northern Samar, where 81 houses were damaged.

For the sake of our firefighters, whose proudest moments are to save lives, homes and properties, concerned state authorities ought to heed the call of Congresswoman Romualdez.