A total of 137 newly recruited firefighter trainees for Fire Officer 1 (FO1) coming from the different provinces in the Davao Region will undergo a 45-day orientation program in Davao de Oro Fire Emergency and Disaster (DDO-FED) Training Center starting July 19, 2022.
SSUPT Richard V. Arbutante, Regional Director of BFP-XI, said that the orientation is generally considered the first glimpse of their 6-month-long training. The program is designed to prepare the trainees for the battle – the fire response.
“𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑎 𝑡𝑎𝑦 𝑝𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑎ℎ𝑜𝑛, 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑝𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟, 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑤𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑖𝑛𝑦𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑐𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒-𝑠𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑜 𝑘𝑎𝑛𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦”, Arbutante said.
Each trainee will undergo an aptitude test and a comprehensive exam to measure the level of understanding and learning gained from the orientation program. Arbutante also emphasized that in line with the provision of Executive Order No. 56 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) is the lead agency in strengthening the conduct of various disaster resilient training.
The ceremony was graced by Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga together with CINSP Donald R. Concepcion, Acting Provincial Fire Director, PLTCOL Jason L. Baria, Chief of Police Nabunturan Office, Municipal Fire Marshals, and Tactical Officers.
Governor Gonzaga congratulates and motivates the trainees for instilling in their hearts and minds the duties and responsibilities of firefighters embodied in the vision, mission, and goals of BFP.
She also expressed her full support for plans and programs in the development and improvement of Davao de Oro Fire Training Center and showed her grateful appreciation for all the significant accomplishments of BFP-DdO. (𝑅ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑓𝑒 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑛𝑜 –𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝐼𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑂𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒, 𝑃ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑜𝑠 𝑏𝑦 𝐽𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑒 𝐶𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑧)