DFEMS reaches out to schools


The CNMI Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services concluded its celebration of National Fire Prevention week with an outreach to select schools on Saipan.

From Oct. 9, to Oct. 15, DFEMS celebrated National Fallen Firefighters Day and National Fire Prevention Week. The theme for National Fire Prevention Week was “Fire won’t wait, plan your escape.”

To cap the weeklong celebration, DFEMS visited select schools for a meet-and-greet, where students were given an opportunity to meet with local firefighters to learn about the importance of coming up with an escape plan in the case of a home fire.

According to DFEMS spokesperson Robert Mojica, from the Oct. 12 through Oct. 14, DFEMS, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, and American Red Cross-NMI Chapter visited Francisco M. Sablan Middle School, Tanapag Middle School, and Cha Cha Ocean View Jr. High to teach students about fire safety and how to create a plan for escape in case there is a fire in the home.

The DFEMS’ mascot, Sparky, was also brought to the schools during the meet-and-greet.

Last Oct. 4, DFEMS, ARFF, and American Red Cross had a proclamation signing at the Office of the Governor. Also, last Oct. 7, DFEMS held its Red Mass at Kristo Rai to honor fallen firefighters.

DFEMS, ARFF, and CPA also held a Muster Challenge for the public at the Saipan International Airport field to give the public a chance to see what it’s like to be a fireman for a day.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Bautista Esmores has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at

Related Posts

Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.