Pilipinas Shell, BFP strengthens partnership for fire safety improvements

posted April 22, 2021 at 11:11 pm
by  Manila Standard
Leading energy company Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have renewed their partnership in implementing fire safety and emergency response initiatives within both organizations while providing safety programs for external communities and groups.

Conrad Parizal, Social Performance Adviser for Downstream, Pilipinas Shell; Serge Bernal, Vice President for External and Government Relations, Pilipinas Shell; Bureau of Fire Protection head Jose Embang; and Fire Chief Supt. Roel Jeremy Diaz.
The renewed partnership also introduced “KAISA: Call to action against destructive fire campaign” – a BFP initiative which encourages the active participation of different societal sectors to perform their roles in proper fire safety and prevention.

“Safety is paramount in our industry now, especially for Pilipinas Shell. Partnering with like-minded agencies is something that we really treasure. The memorandum of agreement is one strong sign of this commitment,” said Pilipinas Shell Vice President for External and Government Relations Serge Bernal Jr.

BFP chief Jose Embang Jr., for his part, thanked the energy company for its continuous commitment to fire safety, and the role it has taken in strengthening the national infrastructure in this area.

Through the years, the Pilipinas Shell-BFP partnership has been successful in producing the most comprehensive, educational, and empowering fire safety programs for various groups across different local sectors.

Some of their programs include the Junior Fire Marshal program, which trained over 8,600 students and 166 volunteer teachers on fire safety and the BiyaHERO initiative, a road safety initiative that educated over 25,000 students and 30 mentors on proper road safety guidelines. 

The partnership also led to continuous training both for internal and external stakeholders.

The Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness program helped around 430 community volunteers learn more about the protocols to remember and implement during major calamities. Pilipinas Shell also conducted Joint Fire Emergency Response Drills in 16 of its fuel terminals, as well as a Joint Oil Spill Response drill in its Tabangao site. 

Pilipinas Shell likewise established a Community Satellite Fire Station in Batangas City, which it entrusted the local BFP to operate.

Topics: Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation , Bureau of Fire Protection , Serge Bernal Jr , Community Satellite Fire Station
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