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Why Is March Fire Prevention Month?
July 30, 2020

Fire Prevention Month is a yearly nationwide observance held every March. On this month, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), local government units, firefighting agencies, and educational institutions all work together to conduct various fire prevention activities. Now, you are probably wondering how March came to be the Fire Prevention Month. Well, it goes as far back as 1967, when President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation No. 115-A which states that the year 1967 and every year thereafter as Safety and Accident Prevention Year. The proclamation also stated that each month of the year will be devoted to a specific safety and accident prevention aspect. March came to be the Fire Prevention Month since that time of the year showed the highest record of fire incidents in the country according to data released by the National Statistical Coordination Board. The proclamation was then created to propagate “safety consciousness among our people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, exercise of common sense and respect for the law.” So in respect to this observance, participate in any Fire Prevention drills and activities going around either to your work, school, or local area because it always pays to be ready. *** The author of this article contributed in their own personal capacity. The views expressed are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of COCOGEN Insurance.