The Chief Executive Director of “Slum Care Liberia” is calling on the government of Liberia, and other developmental partners to increase their support to the Liberian National Fire Service.
Speaking at the launch of the third phase of their “Fire Disaster Prevention Awareness” in Monrovia, Oliver N. Kyne stressed the need to have the LNFS adequately funded to enable the institution effectively respond to fire disaster across the country. He mentioned that in the absence of adequate financial and logistical support, the fight against FIRE Disaster will be a challenge.
Slum care Liberia is a local Nonprofit Organization that has been involved with creating awareness in several slum communities in and around Monrovia on preventive measures in avoiding fire outbreak. It can recall in recent times, FIRE disaster has been frequent in densely populated communities due to lack of awareness on fire disaster prevention.
The Chief Executive Director of “Slum Care” believes that with the provision of necessary support to the National firefighting house, the LNFS will transition from only responding to the outbreak, to preventing fire through regular community engagement and awareness.
He concluded by urging residents of densely populated communities to take precautionary measures in protecting their lives and properties.
He named the proper use of mosquito coils, the avoidance of refilling gasoline generators while it is on, the careless use of candles amongst many others as things to consider.