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NPD chief eyes zero casualty on New Year revelry

  • Written by Edd Reyes
  • Published in Metro
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WITH only two days before welcoming 2017, Northern Police District (NPD) director Senior Supt. Roberto Fajardo directed his all city police chiefs to conduct aggressive and intensified police operations against the manufacture and sale of prohibited firecrackers in order to meet the government zero casualty target for the New Year celebration.

Fajardo ordered all city police chiefs of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) to check the quality, safety and authorized firecrackers and other pyrotechnics devices that are being sold and to ensure that only authorized distributors and manufacturers are selling these devices.
    
The district director also tasked all station commanders to coordinate with their respective local government units (LGUs), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and other concerned agencies for the firecracker safety and security campaign in full support to the Department of Health (DoH) Iwas Paputok Campaign.
    
He also encourage barangay officials to organize their own firework display on New Year and urged the public to shift to alternative means of celebrating festivities other than with the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics in order to minimize injuries being caused by the use of sub-standard and dangerous firecrackers.
 
An intensified campaign against loose firearms will also be conducted in Camanava area to ensure that no incident of illegal discharge or indiscriminate firing occur in their respective jurisdictions.
    
A reward will be given to individuals who will report or video persons who will illegally and indiscriminately discharged firearms during New Year celebration that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.