SM Malls readies for Fire, Earthquake Disasters

Everyday, thousands of people visit shopping malls to spend quality time with their loved ones. In the events of emergency situations like earthquake and fire, customer safety is a top priority.

In partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection, SM City Baliwag joins the nation in the observance of Fire Prevention Month with a Fire and Earthquake Drill happening on March10, 2012.

An earlier Seminar on Fire Safety Measures was likewise conducted on March 6 which educated mall tenants, agency personnel, security force and staff on evacuation procedures and their roles in emergency situations. Held at the Event Center of the mall, points discussed include Nature of Fire and Earthquake and its Prevention, What to do during Emergency Situations, Roles and Duties of Emergency Response Group and First Aid Treatment.

Unlike the previous drills where the participants were pre-informed, this year’s exercise will be conducted in a real-life scenario where the building occupants and employees are unaware when the emergency drill will occur.

Expected to observe and assess the exercise are guests from the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) led by Ms. Liz Mungcal, Municipal Fire Bureau, Philippine National Red Cross headed by Mr. Donald Maniego and Baliwag Intergrated Rescue Association (BIRA).

Located along DRT Highway in Baliwag town, the mall’s 61,000 square meter building houses more than 300 shops.

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