BFP Caraga introduces first women firefighters in the country

Surigao City - To be a firefighter is one of the most laudable careers a person can have. It is also one of the most dangerous yet very challenging jobs.

Just recently, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Caraga Regional Director FSr./Supt. Warlito Daus presented a company of 12 dedicated female professional firefighters, the first in the country, trained not just to suppress and prevent fire, but also to perform other duties and responsibilities as medical first responder and rescue service provider.

“Meron pong lady firefighter tayo na paisa-isa o dalawa sa ibang lugar pero ito, this is the first in the country, having one company composed of 12 lady firefighters,” said Daus.

“Pati driver, lahat ng personnel ng isang truck panay babae,” Daus added.

They are now currently assigned in the Surigao City Fire Station. Daus explained that they will be operating in two shifts. First shift composed of 6 lady firefighters and the second shift with 6 lady firefighters too.

Daus assured the Surigaonons that these women firefighters have completed series of intensive trainings and orientation programs patterned in their training center.

“Mostly sa kanila tapos na ng basisc, may mga special courses pa yung iba, yung mga seniors nila. Yung mga trainings and orientation programs naming ay patterned sa aming training center. Mas mahigit pa nga sa higpit.”

Daus also divulged some 8 lady firefighters now currently assigned in Butuan City.

Meanwhile, Team Leader SFO1 Liezel Lisondra shared that she has been in the agency for almost 10 years doing only office work but with this new development, she can now proudly say that she has a lot to offer with life's challenges especially in helping save lives and properties. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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