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Go lauds new firefighters for hard work, perseverance

September 14, 2019 - Saturday 6:09 PM by Ruth Palo

Article Banner Image Senator Christopher Lawrence Go poses with 265 graduates of the Fire Basic Recruitment Course (FBRC) during their graduation on Friday at the University of the Philippines-Mindanao.

DAVAO CITY -- Senator Christopher Lawrence Go lauded the 265 graduates of the four-month training and Fire Basic Recruitment Course (FBRC), saying each and every one of them worked hard and persevered towards finishing their classes with flying colors.

The firefighter recruits of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) from Region 10, 11, and Caraga completed their four-month training and Fire Basic Recruitment Course (FBRC) at the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) Camp in Barangay Malagos, Baguio District, this city.

Of the 265 graduates, 81 were from Region 10, 134 for Region 11, and 50 from Caraga Region. The training started on May 1 and ended on September 13.

“I am very glad to be part of this momentous occasion in your lives. Such accomplishment is truly noteworthy and I congratulate each and every one of you for your hard work and perseverance towards achieving and finishing your classes with flying colors,” Go said in his speech during the graduation on Friday at the University of the Philippines-Mindanao.

Go told the audience that he has always admired the work firefighters do to save lives, saying he has been a witness to the dedication of the country’s lifesavers even when it is not always recognized by everyone.

“I have always admired your work. I have been to many fire incidents around the country and have seen you do what is expected of you, and sometimes even more,” he said.

BFP 11 regional director Colonel Fred Trajeras said the 265 new fire officers will be deployed to different fire stations in their respective regions.

Trajeras said the graduates were able to pass the four-month duration of the training which highlighted skills such as Basic Emergency Technician Course, Basic Rescue Techniques, Fire Fighting, and Disaster Management.

“I am happy to note that they are not only graduates of the FBRC but also they were able to acquire the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT ) skills. Lahat sila nag-EMT,” Trajeras said.

He said the graduates are now capable of responding to any emergency and can now perform medical services aside from the usual function of suppressing fire.

This November, another batch of recruits will undergo the same skills training course.