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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVITY OF UGNAYAN SA BARANGAY: A BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM INITIATIVE IN PREVENTING AND SUPPRESSING FIRE IN CONCEPCION, TARLAC

A Research Study for the Subject Values, Ethics, and Social Advocacy

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter I. The Problem and Its Background Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 3 Statement of the Problem ................................................................................................... 4 Significance of the Study ................................................................................................... 5 Scope and Delimitation ...................................................................................................... 6 Hypothesis .......................................................................................................................... 6 Definition of Key Terms .................................................................................................... 6 Review of Related Studies and Literature ......................................................................... 7 Chapter II. Methodology of Reaserch and Procedure .................................................................. 12 Research Design ............................................................................................................... 12 Reasearch Locale ............................................................................................................. 12 Data Gathering Techniques .............................................................................................. 13 Treatment of Data ............................................................................................................ 13 Data Management and Analysis ...................................................................................... 14 Chapter III. Presentation of Data and Interpretation of Results Demographic Profile of the Respondents Age ...................................................................................................................... 17 Sex ........................................................................................................................ 18 Civil Status ........................................................................................................... 18 Assessment of Ugnayan sa Barangay Effectivity ............................................................ 19 Fire Related Incident Report ............................................................................................ 22

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Chapter IV. Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations Summary .......................................................................................................................... 23 Conclusions ...................................................................................................................... 25 Recommendations ............................................................................................................ 26

List of Figures Figure 1. Concepcion, Tarlac Map Location ................................................................... 14

List of Tables Table 1. Age ..................................................................................................................... 17 Table 2. Sex ..................................................................................................................... 18 Table 3. Civil Status ......................................................................................................... 18 Table 4. Assessment of Ugnayan sa Barangay Effectivity .............................................. 20 Table 5. 2012 Fire Related Incident Report ..................................................................... 22

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Chapter I THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction

"An ounce of prevention is worth more than a gallon of suppression"

Concepcion is a fast growing municipality vulnerable to fire. Fire incidents are frequently occurring during the summer season due to the hot weather. Most of this reported incidents are grass fires which are usually created by farmers that burns the sugarcanes and eventually this manmade created fire are usually being uncontrollable that creates large fires that affects neighboring field and rapidly spreads. These incidents sometimes can be life threatening when it occurs near the residential areas owned by farmers that are made up of light materials which are highly combustible. Another fire incident is the structural fire which involves residential, commercial, and industrial. This type of fire is the most alarming, because this does not only involve properties but also lives. This destructive event takes millions of properties and crops and the worst, it takes lives. During the first quarter of the year 2012 there were six (6) grass fires reported and one (1) vehicular fire. This fire incidents can be prevented or minimize the damages if the community has the knowledge and skills on how to prevent and suppress fire on their own capability, but the problem is most of them are not well educated on this types of situation especially on the rural areas such as baranggays or sitios where fire incidents are usually reported. The Ugnayan sa Barangay is one of the programs of the Bureau of Fire and Prevention (BFP) that allows all barangays to be active when it comes to fire prevention. It is one among the

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many programs of the BFP that aims in educating residents of barangays in fire prevention and basic fire suppression techniques. There are two phases in this program, the first one is on how to prevent the outbreak of fire, safety tips are taught to the community and first aid are introduce to them such as fire extinguishers and what to do in case of fire. The second one is The Fire Suppression, which involves the selected personnel of the barangay. They will join the training with the BFP personnel so they can learn the basic techniques in fire fighting. With this training, they can prevent fire or when there is fire incident, the community can help to Bureau of Fire Protection firefighter as they arrive to suppress fire.

Statement of the Problem The purpose of the study AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVITY OF UGNAYAN SA BARANGAY: A BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM INITIATIVE IN PREVENTING AND SUPPRESSING FIRE IN CONCEPCION, TARLAC is to determine the effectiveness of the program and the effect of the program to the community. Specifically, the study sought to answer the following problems: 1. How may the demographic profile of the respondents be described in terms of? a. Age b. Sex; c. Civil status; 2. What are the benefits of fire prevention programs? 3. What factors increase the risks for wildfire?5|Page

4. How can Ugnayan sa Barangay affect the annual number of fire incidents? 5. How effective is the Ugnayan sa Barangay initiative based on the incident reports for the year 2012?

Significance of the Study This study will provide knowledge about the effectiveness of the trainings and seminars conducted on the different barangays of Concepcion, Tarlac with regards to Ugnayan sa Barangay and was deemed significant for it benefits the following:

BFP Personnel. The BFP personnel particularly assigned on Concepcion, Tarlac will benefit with this study given that they serve as the front-liner unit in dealing with bureau of firecommunity interaction and implementing BFP planned program of activities specially on fire prevention and suppression.

Community . To the community of Concepcion, wherefrom fire services begins and end, this study represent the BFPs continuing attempts to improve delivery of fire prevention services through a more effective prevention programs anchored upon fire departmentcommunity relationships, thus, will more likely to reveal how responsive the two-way communication between the bureau of fire and the community could be firmly established with the end on view of attaining better safety in communities and consequently, to identify the extent to which this programs and activities were being implemented.

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Scope and Delimitation of the Study The research study was conducted at Concepcion, Tarlac. It is focused on the fire incidents and seminar programs given by the Bureau of Fire protection in the different

barangays of Concepcion. The study was conducted on January to February 2013 and particularly aims to identify the effectiveness of Ugnayan sa Barangay year 2012.

Hypothesis This study will be guided by the hypothesis that: If the implementation strategies have been effective, positive and sustainable changes in fire prevention and awareness of the community.

Definition of Key Terms Terms here are conceptually and operationally defined for better understanding of the readers. Fire Is an active principle of burning, characterized by the heat and light of combustion. Fire Incident The situation where an outbreak of occurs. Grass Fire A type of fire that involves wild grass or field crops. fire happens or an uncontrollable fire

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Structural Fire A type of fire that involves building such as residential, commercial and industrial areas. Fire Prevention These are the safety tips on how to prevent the outbreak of fire. Fire Suppression - The process on which the fire is extinguished proper and safe manner. Fire loss potential - the relative likelihood of a devastating wildfire occurring within a specific area. Wildfire Hazard - the relative likelihood that a fire, once started, will become disastrous.

Review of Related Studies and Literature Foreign Literature Introducing community fire safety programmes is complex sin

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