Manila LGU lauds volunteer firefighters

MANILA Mayor Alfredo Lim yesterday lauded the volunteer firefighters for risking their lives and limbs for those in need when there is fire, without expecting anything in return.

Gracing the first TxtFire Philippines Grand Eyeball and Christmas party held at the Chiang Kai Shek Auditorium attended by some 2,000 fire volunteers, Lim also commended its founder and president  Gerie Chua for coming up with the idea of stirring quick response to fire incidents only by means of texting.

“This ingenuity is worth emulating by those in government fire service.  Imagine, sa pamamagitan lamang ng isang text ay mabilis na narerespondehan ang mga sunog.  Bakit walang nakaisip niyan? It should be adopted by government,” Lim said.

The mayor cited the volunteer firefighters for their consistent quick response to fire incidents, despite not having all the needed equipments, resources and manpower.

“Kapag may sunog ay kayo ang laging nauuna at nagtatalunan ang mga tao kapag nakitang mayroon nang fire volunteers na dumating,” Lim told the volunteers. Jerry S. Tan


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