The Point (Banjul)

22 January 2013

Gambia: Fire Outbreaks Sensitisation Kicks Off

The Gambia Fire Rescue Service yesterday 21st January 2013, commenced a massive sensitisation progamme on the prevention of fire outbreaks, at Abuko Upper Basic School.

The sensitisation is set to be held in twenty-eight schools, which include primary, junior and senior secondary schools, and it's expected to end on April 13, 2013.

Today January 22, 2013, the team is supposed to be at the Marina International School, followed by St. Charles School, Latrikunda Upper and Lower Basic School and Nusrat Senior Secondary School, among other schools in the consecutive days.

Speaking to reporters at the end of the first session, the Assistant PRO of the Fire and Rescue Service, Muhammed Drammeh said there is need for the people to be enlightened about the dangers posed by fire outbreaks, as well as its preventive measures.

While stating that some of the fire outbreaks are caused by kids who need to be informed about its dangers and preventive methods, he said holding campaigns in schools would raise more awareness on the issue.

The Principal of the school, Biran Jagne, thanked the team for the initiative and then assured them of his students' adherence.

He said the sensitisation would go a long way towards helping them in the prevention of fire outbreaks, saying the students were well-informed.

He added that if the information reaches the neighbourhoods, it would greatly help and then advised the students to adhere to the teachings of the sensitisation.

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