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Imperial’s firefighters ‘best new team’

| April 9, 2014

Volunteers from Imperial Tobacco’s factory in the Philippines recently proved their mettle in competition against crews from other industries in a national firefighting skills competition.

A team of fire officers at the Philippine Bobbin Corp. were trained by the local fire chief before taking part in the event near Cavite.

Competing alongside 15 other teams from across the country, the Imperial team’s efforts earned it the prize for “best new team.”

The contest consisted of three practical assessments: a rescue test, a pressurized water hose test and a fire extinguishing exercise. There was also a firefighting theory test.

“I’m very proud of the team—they fought hard against experienced teams and finished in a good position overall,” said factory manager Carlos Saez-Diez Reberdito.

“I know that if we were ever to have a real fire, the PBC team are well prepared. They’re an example of our values and engagement in action.”

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