Did you know: National Fire Prevention Month | Inquirer News

Did you know: National Fire Prevention Month

/ 04:02 AM March 04, 2015

March was declared National Fire Prevention Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A signed in 1966 by President Ferdinand Marcos. In 2014, a total of 15,897 fires were recorded nationwide, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The figure was more than 29 percent higher than the 12,301 fires reported in 2013.

Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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