The number of fire incidents from January to October 2021 dropped to just 11 compared to 26 for the same period in 2020 or a decline of 57.7% and without casualties.
In his report to the City Peace and Order Council chaired by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Senior Fire Officer 1 Earl Uy (representing Fire Senior Inspector Heidi Virtudes) also disclosed that the estimated damage to property caused by fire also declined by 62.7% or from P 4.4 million in 2020 to just P 1.6 million in 2021.
The biggest fire incident in terms of damage to property was in January 2021 with an estimated damage of P 945, 000 and the smallest were the two vehicular fire incidents in June and August at P 500.00 and P 8, 000.00, respectively.
The Dumaguete City Bureau of Fire Protection also inspected 5, 158 business establishments and structures (January to October 2021) to determine if they are complying with the mandates of the Fire Code of the Philippines so they will be issued the Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC).
Other accomplishments of the City Bureau of Fire Protection include the house mapping, inspection and repainting of fire hydrants, decontamination against COVID-19 of hospitals, public schools, sea port, city control points, government buildings and patrols with the Health Marshals to enforce minimum protocols against COVID-19.