In its determination to ensure safety of lives and property, the Lagos State Fire service on Thursday organis ed a one day workshop on fire safety and management to curb the tide of incessant fire outbreak been experienced in the State.
The event which took place at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Alausa was themed strategic fire control.
According to the director Fire service, Rasak Fadipe, the workshop was timely and in line with the policy thrust of the administration on safety advocacy as it covered tropical topics such as fire hazards identification and control, risk assessment and control, first aid others are fire fighting and evacuation techniques and fire drill.
He described fire as one of the longest tool and friend of human being which presence has continually been felt in our homes, industrial productions thereby contributing immensely to the economic growth of the nation.
Noting that contrary to the stereotype belief, fire outbreak and other related incidents are not divine but are primarily caused by human factors and listed carelessness, recklessness, negligence and above all negative behaviours towards safety as contributory factors to fire our breaks.
Fadipe disclosed that the State has accorded priority to fire prevention and disaster management as the directorate of fire service is undergoing aggressive transformation through human capacity building and appreciable number of modern fire fighting equipment that enables them to respond swiftly to distress calls.
“Safety doesn’t go on holiday, my men respond to distress calls at all time. As fire fighters we work round the clock to prevent colossal loss of lives and properties. Lagosians should not hesitate to call any of our area offices to report any trace of spark” he expressed.
The Fire boss lamented the increase in numbers of avoidable fire outbreaks and which has become a source of concern to the government.