HPMRU News Release No. 032
March 6, 2021
The Metro Manila Center for Health Development (MMCHD) conducted an online orientation on Basic Fire Safety, Prevention and Extinguishment via Webex in celebration of the fire prevention month with the theme: “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Di ka Nag-iisa”, March 5, 2021. The said event was made possible in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection – Mandaluyong and in collaboration with Mr. Carlito Cernal, Chairman of Barangay Addition Hills.
The program was graced by Dr. Ellen Mutya, Medical Officer IV, Head of the MMCHD-Health Emergency Management Unit, Dr. Alexandrei Amante, Medical Officer III, Assistant DRRM-H Manager with Senior Fire Officer 1 Denrich Nepo Jay Diaz Tamparong of Greenfield Fire Station as the resource person. Each Unit/Cluster of MMCHD has its own representatives who attended the online orientation at their respective offices, Security guards, and office clients as participants at the Business Center strictly adhering to CoVid-19 protocols.
SFO1 Denrich Nepo Jay Diaz shared his expertise in various occasions in line with the BFPs advocacy and discussed the meaning of fire, its elements and classifications, including fire prevention and tips that can help the participants in times of emergencies and disasters.
Moreover, SFO1 Diaz demonstrated the proper use of the fire extinguisher to prevent casualties in times of fire emergencies or disaster. Selected MMCHD-personnel participated in the return demonstration at the Building 3 parking area of the agency wherein live fire was set and extinguished. A total of 52 individuals was added into the agency’s successfully oriented on basic fire safety, evacuation procedures and utilizing fire extinguisher. By capacitating employees, they become knowledgeable and may save his life or the life of another.