If there is a fire, it better not be in one of the 11 towns in Bohol without fire departments as it might be a little challenging to control the conflagration.
Alarm has been sounded by the Bureau of Fire Protection 7 on Thursday after revealing 11 towns in Bohol are without any fire stations, which pose a challenge in putting out fires should an event occur.
Senior Supt. Samuel Tadeo, head of the BFP in Central Visayas emphasized the need to have fire stations in the towns, upgraded equipment and enough manpower to promptly respond to the fire situations.
Cebu Daily News reported 11 Bohol towns do not even have a single fire truck much more a fire station.
The towns mentioned by Tadeo are San Isidro, Dagohoy, Danao, Lila, Duero, Guindulman, Loboc, Cortes, Corella, Getafe and San Miguel.
These towns, according to the report, don’t have fire stations and may have a hard time responding to fire situations.
Tadeo said his office is finding ways to build fire stations and have at least a fire truck per town across the region.
At least eight towns across the regions are building, at present, local BFP stations.
To solve the problem, Tadeo said the BFP clustered the towns to share fire fighting equipment and personnel.
The good news is that there have been no major problem in the sharing of fire equipment among the towns, so far, said Tadeo.