“We cannot move forward if we cannot develop first the training ground for firefighters.”-FDIR LOUIE SURALTA PURACAN, CEO VI, Chief BFP

18 MAY 2022

Today marks the official inauguration of the construction of the Typical Fire Station with a total lot area of 10,000 sqm. poised to become a BFP-BARMM Training Center through a Groundbreaking Ceremony spearheaded by BFP-BARMM Regional Director CSUPT JERRY C LAMANERO (DSC) held at Sitio Plateau, Brgy. Mirab, Maguindanao, hosted by Upi Fire Station.

This was graced by the event’s special guests; Municipal Vice Mayor of Upi, Hon. Wilfredo T Ibañez together with Sangguniang Bayan Members, Upi Agricultural School Administrator, ENGR. SUKARNO B DATUKAN, and Mr. Alih S Anso of MBHTE.

FIRE DIRECTOR LOUIE SURALTA PURACAN, CEO VI, Chief BFP, the Guest of Honor and Speaker, delivered his significant speech as he highlighted the provisions of the BFP Modernization Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. He said, “ I’d like to share with you that BFP will be embarking this 10-year modernization program starting 2023-2033. This gives a guarantee that our response would not just be about fire suppression, but we are aiming towards disaster preparedness and immediate disaster response to the public.”

He also expressed his utmost gratitude to the unwavering support of our Local Government unit for their generousity to show that they will give their full support on whatever project and program that BFP Modernization has.

Further, present also were BFP-BARMM Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers, Upi Fire Station Personnel, as well as representatives from other lined agencies.

This is just a beginning of another milestone in Bureau’s endeavor towards a fire safe nation that aligns with the primary goal of the BFP Modernization Act.