The much-awaited blessing and turnover ceremony of the new Malaybalay City Fire Station took place on July 15, 2020. Dubbed as the biggest fire station in the region, this PhP 8 million infrastructure project was finally completed under the leadership of Mayor Florencio T. Flores, Jr., with the unwavering support of Bukidnon 2nd District representative, Atty. Jonathan Keith T. Flores.

The event was graced by City officials led by Hon. Kathleen Cecille C. Pagaling, officer-in-charge, as well as men and women of the BFP, led by SSupt Carlos T. Dueñas, regional director. The ceremony was also attended by different fire marshals of the province, along with the PNP officials and personnel. Also, notable guests were City councilors, Hon. Niko Aldeguer, Hon. Cromwell Kiril Dinlayan, and Hon. Erwin Damasco.

The construction supervisors led by Engr. Roy A. Lapuz of the City Engineering Office were also present. The overall design of the building may look simple, but it is structurally engineered to resist and endure man-made or even natural disasters, stressed Engr. Lapuz.

In his message, Dueñas said that the enhanced three-storey building with SCBA refilling station signifies the pride of the City, and poses the challenge that the City Fire Station personnel must provide better service, continuous dedication to perform, and deliver responsibilities to the people.

In response, SFO1 Astrophel C. Mulet, chief of the City’s fire safety enforcement section, assured everyone that they will stay 24/7 committed in preventing and suppressing destructive fires, and take good care of their new facility. For his part, Provincial fire marshal Supt. Rexcliburn L. L. Salvaña said, the firefighters will do everything to prove that true service will be offered.

SInsp. Lloyd M. Villaroya, City fire marshal, expressed the gratitude to Mayor Flores for the full support of the City Government. He expressed that they will continue to protect the people and will do their best to respond to the things that may come, Villaroya added.