Calamba City police, fire personnel caution residents on ‘Oplan Iwas Paputok’

Calamba City police, fire personnel caution residents on ‘Oplan Iwas Paputok’

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Dec. 30 (PNA) — Joint teams of the police force and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel in Calamba City have cautioned residents and city folk especially millennials to stay safe and avoid the use of deadly firecrackers and pyrotechnics and indiscriminate firing of guns for the Yearend and New Year revelries.

The city law enforcers said they are inviting the public and city residents to watch instead the Grand New Year Salvo extravaganza with Fireworks Display and Pyrotechnics Exhibition of the city government at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, Saturday, at the Calamba City Plaza in Barangay Cuatro in this city.

But before that, they said it would also be “good for the soul to be thankful for the year that was” to accept the religious sector’s invitation to a year-end Thanksgiving Holy Mass at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the St. John the Baptist Parish Church just next to the City Plaza.

the city’s police chief and fire marshal have been coordinating with barangay leaders and volunteer groups for the “ban on dangerous fire crackers” and “no indiscriminate firing of guns” to date until after the New Year 2017 under its “Oplan Iwas Paputok, Sakuna at Sunog” or the avoidance of deadly fire crackers, accidents and fire incidents during the Yuletide holidays.

They suggested for safer and fire-safe sounding devices, bells, megaphones and sound systems to be initiated by barangay and community leaders and volunteer groups during the revelry and merry-making hours.

They also requested concerned citizens and communities to report to the police any untoward incident or cases of indiscriminate firing or crime through the police hotline numbers: (0918) 331-8641 and (0915) 406-7505. (PNA)