By Paulo Loreto Lim
With the city preparing to ring in 2018, Bacolod City fire marshall, Fire Superintendent Rodolfo Denaga, suggested the public avoid firecrackers, which are typically used during celebrations, and to find alternative noise makers.
He says it will help reduce the number of injuries.
For those who wish to use firecrackers and other pyrotechnics, Denaga said units that do not light up after 30 seconds should be doused with water and not re-ignited.
The Department of Health (DOH) recently called on parents to refrain from giving firecrackers to their children as such devices may cause injury and possibly death.
Earlier this week, the DOH reported two amputations following their fifth day of monitoring firecracker-related injuries nationwide, including a 12-year-old boy from Talisay City, Negros Occidental./PLL, WDJ