Cagayan de Oro City – Steag’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) bagged once again the main event championship title in the recently concluded 2010 Modified Firefighters Combat Challenge at the Limketkai Grounds, besting Nestle Philippines and Pueblo de Oro teams who trailed at 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Organized by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in region 10 and the Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (SOPI), the competition capped this year’s commemoration of fire prevention month.
In the side events, Steag placed 2nd runner up in both bucket relay and fire extinguishment after Del Monte Philippines team garnered the championship in these categories.
Director Eleuterio Iturriaga of BFP in region 10 expressed delight on the successful conduct of the fire prevention awareness campaign as he enjoins companies to continue providing support to government’s efforts in fire prevention and management.
Meanwhile, Steag safety and environment officer Francis Libao said the award attests to the adequate preparation of the team as he cites the conduct of continuing fire drills and exercises whole year round.
“Beyond this competition, we make sure that our team is equipped with the necessary skills in fire-prevention and management as these are essential to the safety and well-being of our company and our communities,” Libao said.
Libao also cited the company’s safety standard as he points out Steag’s attainment of more than 1.7 million safe man hours and Zero Lost Time due to Accident (Zero LTA).
Steag’s ERT is composed of Christopher Ermac, Alex Biemen, Richard Yacapin, Roger Sajulga, Gibson Cabunoc, Antonio de Jesus III, Jefferson Vargas , Ronald Paderanga, Norvic Edurot, Julius Mar and Team Captain Demetrio Orozco.