Essay on Bureau of Fire Protection

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
National College of Public Administration and Governance
Diliman, Quezon City

PERFORMANCE OF THE
BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION (BFP):
CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIRE MANAGEMENT

A proposal submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for PA 199.2

By:
Nheo Cervantes
Geofel Soriano

Adviser:
Vicente Mariano

September 27, 2011

I. Introduction Fires are one of the few calamities of which we can prevent. Besides the efforts of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the passing of the Revised Fire Code or RA 9514 in 2008, fires are still one of the leading man-made disasters in the Philippines. In 2011, there had already been several fires like the incident last February 7 which left 3000
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There are five strategies or actions covering DRM, namely: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and rehabilitation. All strategies and measures involved in this framework promote efforts and responses from all involved players for an effective and efficient disaster management system.
The following are some measures that need to be taken by the government or the BFP in order to address Disaster Risk Management, specifically during the response phase (Cabrido, 2008):
Response
* Establishing and operating incident command system. * Providing health services and temporary shelter. * Providing relief goods (food, water, medicines and other material needs of affected families). * Undertaking search and rescue operations. * Assessing damages and analyzing needs of affected communities.
A framework that will help get DRM into motion is by guiding it through policy- and decision-making processes, and planning and program implementation in the government. An example of this which we would be using in our study is RA 9514. As it is “the policy of the State to ensure public safety and promote economic development through the prevention and suppression of all kinds of destructive fires” (Section 2, RA 9514), the focus of our study will be the evaluation of the Fire Prevention situation in the country.
While disaster management, in general, is a long process, it must be related to political processes and positions

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