With this year’s theme: “MATUTO KA, SUNOG IWASAN NA,” BFP Region 4A CALABARZON under the leadership of CSUPT JESUS P FERNANDEZ, CESE conducted Kick-off Ceremony in observance to the Fire Prevention Month held in the City of Lipa, Batangas last 01 March 2020. The activity aims to raise the level of awareness of the public on fire prevention and to achieve a fire-free community. The event started with a Unity walk from Lipa City Fire Station and immediately followed by a motorcade from SM City Lipa to San Fernando Airbase and vice versa. It was participated by the BFP R4A personnel together with fire engines from the different fire stations region wide, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Local Government Unit (LGU) of LIpa, Batangas and other Community Fire Auxiliary Groups (CFAGs).

After which, Kick-off ceremony formally opened with the Guest of Honor and Speaker, the Honorable Jose Antonio “Mark” Leviste II, Vice-Governor, Province of Batangas. In his speech, he then reiterated that –Fire Prevention Month must not only talk at the moment but rather in the whole year round as he quoted: “As I reading all those fire incidents, I cannot really imagine asking myself, what if this fire incident would literally experience by me? By my Children? By my family? The agony of experiencing under the fire.”

Moreover, it was attended by the Hon. Eric Africa, City Mayor of Lipa, Batangas giving his full support to the men and women of the BFP R4A.

The ceremony concluded with the awarding of Medalya ng Pagtulong sa Nasalanta given to the Commissioned and Non-commissioned personnel of BFP R4A for the immediate aide provided to the victims and communities most affected by the recent eruption of the Taal volcano.