Prevention and control: Meralco to build own fire station at Ortigas HQ

Power utility giant Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will construct its own fire station within its headquarters in Ortigas to support the needs of nearby communities.

Expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2023, the fire station will serve as the fire emergency response center, training facility for the firefighters and rescue teams, and communication link between Meralco and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

The new fire station will house the teams’ specialized equipment such as fire trucks, water tankers, rescue tenders, and rescue boats.

Meralco president and chief executive officer Ray C. Espinosa said the company’s primary mission is to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and efficient electricity service to all customers within our franchise area.

“As part of our mandate, safety and protection are very important functions as well. It is in this light that we have developed a plan to establish a fully operational and complementary fire station here in Meralco to serve not just the needs of Meralco but also the needs of our nearby communities, particularly Pasig and Mandaluyong,” Espinosa said.

Meralco and BFP have joined forces for a more robust emergency response capability within the BFP-NCR’s area of operation.

Under the memorandum of agreement signed recently, Meralco and the BFP will collaborate to organize, train, and operationalize a fire brigade team based inside the Meralco Operating Center in Pasig City.

Through this partnership, the Meralco Fire Brigade is expected to significantly contribute to the BFP’s goal of reaching the target fire grounds within the ideal response time of five to seven minutes.



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