The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on Strengthening the Fire Safety and Awareness Program (FSAP) which aims to establish specific roles, responsibilities, and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the fire safety and awareness program of schools which was launched through DepEd Order Nos. 72, s. 2012 and 13, s. 2013.
The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Basic Education Framework to guide DRRM efforts in the basic education sector towards resilience-building in offices and schools, and to ensure that quality education is continuously provided and prioritized even during disasters and/or emergencies.
In connection with the National Disaster Conciousness Month observed annually every month of July, the Department of Education (DepEd) promotes Family Earthquake Preparedness to all elementary and secondary schools and instructs all schools to conduct the following activities as part of their respective overall preparedness plan...
The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on Student-Led School Watching and Hazard Mapping which aims to instruct all public elementary and secondary schools in the specific engagement of learners in identifying and addressing hazards and risks.
Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 10121 entitled The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, which mandates all national government agencies to institutionalize policies, structures, coordination mechanisms and programs with continuing budget appropriation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) from national to local levels and DepEd Order No. 50, s. 2011 entitled Creation of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), which mandates the said office to initiate and spearhead the establishment of mechanisms which prepare, guarantee protection and increase resiliency of the Department of Education (DepEd) constituents in the face of disaster, the DepEd issues the enclosed Coordination and Information Management Protocols for the schools, schools divisions offices (SDOs) and regional offices (ROs) and coordinators to establish the system of coordination and information management and provide guidance to DepEd field offices, schools and DRRM coordinators on their respective roles and functions relative to DRRM implementation.
The month of March each year is proclaimed as the Fire Prevention Month. The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterates to all concerned to give priority attention to fire safety through the Continuing Fire Safety and Awareness Program (FSAP) launched in school through DepEd Order No. 72, s. 2012.
In the light of the recent fire incidents in several public elementary and high schools nationwide, and various reports from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of violations to the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines committed by schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) has felt an urgent need to conduct and implement the Continuing Fire Safety and Awareness Program (FSAP) in Schools to give priority attention to these concerns and be conscious about fire safety.