Guided by its mission, “To prevent and suppress destructive fires; investigate its causes; provide emergency, medical and rescue services; enforce other fire related laws with active involvement of the community,” the Bureau of Fire Protection-Region 1, being a public safety oriented agency never ceases to perform its mandate towards a safe and progressive society.
From a concentrated firefighting and fire prevention function to a multi-skills organization, the Bureau of Fire Protection is continuously strengthening and equipping its men for Water Safety Search and Rescue(WASSAR), Basic Rescue Training (BRT), Emergency Medical Services (EMS)that is eventually shared to the community as a tool of preparedness when fire and/or other calamities arises.
Fire Safety Inspection
SFO3 Angel G Estrella, C, FSES and FO3 Carlito B Pineda, FSES Personnel of Villasis Fire Station, Pangasinan coordinated with the School Administrative Officer, before the start of class this school year, in the conduct of Fire Safety Inspection within the premises of Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial High School to determine compliance of the Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008 and its IRR (RA 9514)
Fire Safety Lectures
To effectively prevent the occurrence of destructive fires, it is vital that fire safety must be taught and to be understood and practiced by all members of the community at the earliest possible age. This is why the conduct fire safety lectures and drills on different schools and levels has been a year-round activity.
Providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Palarong Pambansa 2012, a prestigious national sports event of our country held once a year hosted by Pangasinan on May 6-12, 2012 at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.
BFP Pangasinan EMS Personnel take action by giving medical assistance to athletes and spectators.
Water Safety, Search and Rescue
Armed with Water Rescue Skills and Rescue Equipment, the fire fighters of Pangasinan are ready to respond to any typhoon and flood, to be of assistance in their area of responsibilities and to other areas needs their service.
In line with the celebration of 112th Anniversary of the Philippine Service (PCS), BFP San Nicolas Pangasinan headed by SFO4 Ronald Barrientos joins the Philippine Red Cross of Urdaneta City Branch, and LGUs in Sitio Cabayawasan, San Felipe West, San Nicolas, Pangasinan. The Sitio is a settlement of Indigenous People ( IP) belonging to Igorot Tribe at the mountainous area near the territorial boundary with Benguet. A 1 hour hiking along the treacherous mountain trails was needed to reach the place.
The group conducted First Aid and Survival techniques, Disaster Preparedness, a livelihood program for the people and a Medical Mission.
On September 10, 2012 at 1027H Civilian Leonardo Bernardino called Urdaneta City Fire Station informing that they saw a body floating described as face down with head covered with a sack at Mitura River, Camantiles Urdaneta City. C, Operation SFO2 Edwin Consolacion advised FO1 Benson Sison to inform and coordinate with the PNP Urdaneta for the matter.
OOA 1033H-Isuzu Fire Truck driven by FO1 Amante Clemente Battalao together with CINSP ARTHUR L SAWATE-Urdaneta City Fire Marshal, SFO2 Edwin C Consolacion, FO1 Jocelyn P Cancino and FO1 Benson DA Sison proceeded to the said Barangay. The body was pulled out of the water using Rope Technique. Then coordinated to PNP Soco and eventually turned over the retrieved cadaver. The body was on decomposition stage which made the retrieval difficult. A very careful movement of the body was applied to avoid any detachment of body part.