BY: NILA O. ARGEL
Magsingal, Ilocos Sur – Barangay officials and tanods took a day off from village duties to compete in the Barangay Fire Olympics to end the Fire Prevention Month celebration.
Conducted by the Cabugao Fire Station, the event was in line with the theme Isulong ang Kaunlaran, Sunog ay Iwasan, Kaalaman at Pag-iingat ang Kailangan (Unity and oneness are the objectives in conducting the Barangay Olympics).
Insp. Elmer Acapuyan, Municipal Fire Marshal, said the community’s involvement particularly barangay officials and tanods was important to promote fire safety awareness.
The event enhanced their knowledge and skills in firefighting and rescue operations and promoted camaraderie among neighboring barangays in times of emergency.
At least 22 barangays competed in various events namely: hose relay, hose throwing, blitz attack and rescue, and tug of war.
Clustered Barangays Cacadiran and company bagged the first place followed by Barangays Dardarat and Bato in second place and Barangays Nagsantaan and Salapasap in third place. (MCA/MNOA /PIA1 Ilocos Sur)