LNFS Launches Fire Awareness Campaign

The Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) has launched its fire awareness activities in Monrovia.

Speaking during the official launch on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Monrovia, Col. Alex K. Dickson, Director General of LNFS alerted the public on causes of fire outbreaks and the way to minimize fire disaster across the country.

According to him, the launching of the fire awareness campaign is intended to provide the necessary information on how to prevent fire outbreak and how to respond in case of an outbreak.

He indicated that the awareness was prompted by the nine months survey conducted by the LNFS on the causes of fire outbreaks in the country, adding that, Liberia had experienced 1,11 fire outbreaks of which 11 persons lost their lives.

He intoned that in the absence of logistical support, the right thing to do is to create awareness to the public on how to prevent the disaster.

“As you go out there, educate the Liberian people on the best way they can prevent fire outbreak from their homes, the best way you can stop fire outbreak in your vehicle,” the LNFS boss cautioned officers of the institution following the launched of the awareness campaign.

Meanwhile, Director Dickson also disclosed that the Liberia National Fire Service will soon begin a massive vehicle inspection throughout the length and breadth of the country.

He said the inspection is intended to make certain vehicle operators are in compliance with the safety rules taking into consideration fire outbreak.
It can be recalled the LNFS trained 61 of its officers in First Aid and other rescue operational techniques.

The LNFS officers were also trained in Cardiac Preliminary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) techniques; a training which is also cardinal to the provision of First Aid during fire outbreaks.

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