Dads back MOA with BFP for emergency vehicle

THE city is supporting the intention of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to enhance its firefighting, emergency medical and rescue services.

The 18th City Council on its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted an ordinance authorizing the city mayor to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) covering the use of one emergency vehicle (ambulance).

The Power learned that the city is one of the recipients of the vehicles from the government of Japan in line with the project “Providing emergency vehicles to 15 Local Government Units in Mindanao.”

Under the MOA, the BFP shall shoulder the taxes, duties and fees in the importation of the emergency vehicle, provide yearly maintenance repair of the emergency vehicles stationed in the locality and provide additional personnel to the City Fire Station of the city.

For its part, the city shall shoulder the handling and transportation cost from Subic Freeport Zone to BFP National Headquarters and from BFP National Headquarters to Cagayan de Oro City. It shall also provide assistance in the yearly repair and maintenance of the vehicle and provide shelter or garage of the vehicle in case there is no available garage in the fire station.

This legislation was favorably endorsed by Vice Mayor Uy. (JAO)