The Inquirer (Monrovia)

Liberia: LPRC Firemen Quench Fire At Record Department

Fire fighters of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, (LPRC), are certainly a model when it comes to fighting fire in the country. The gallant fire men of the refinery have successfully fought fire in many areas as they help save life and property through their commitment in ensuring such menace is dealt with. This is also a part of the Company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The latest of such is the incident at the Capitol Building on Tuesday, January, 29, where its Record Department was gutted by fire.

With the place in serious confusion as the fire blazed, it was the industrious fire fighters of the LPRC who by 7:45 pm fought the fire for close to an hour with much success to the amazement of onlookers. The fire according to report was caused as a result of an electrical fault.

The firemen got to the scene via sheer determination and bravery as they quickly passed through the cafeteria of the Capitol Building to tackle the fire, something they did with much admiration.

Dressed in their red cover-all suits with their breathing apparatus, boots and other materials, the LPRC firemen were very effective in dealing with the fire as they were able to quench it to save a lot in the record room of the Capitol Building.

It was however noted, that there was no fire extinguisher in the room when the fire broke out, something authorities at the Capitol need to take seriously. "If there was an extinguisher in the room, the fire would not have spread as it would have been dealt with immediately", noted Emmanuel Kreku of the LPRC who led the firemen in the operation that went successfully.

Other key members of the LPRC fire team that successfully fought the fire include: Fred Quiah, Samuel Sorbor, Sayon Sarplah, Eric Jebor, Sam Donald, and Nixon Geleo.

In furtherance, Environment Officer Ousman Kodary has thanked the LPRC management for its numerous supports to the fire fighters. He indicated that with the safety section now named the Health, Safety Environment (HSE), the team is highly motivated and will always be ready to fight fire anywhere in the country. Mr. Kodary also stated that there are emergency numbers they can be called on when there is an outbreak of fire. He named the numbers as 0886514860, 0886636729 and 0886513814.

As a further part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR), the LPRC has always supported its fire men who have continuously fought fire in various quarters to much effect as they save lives and properties.

With their slogan: "Fire! Action! Injury to one, injury to all," the always spirited firemen of the LPRC continue to make in-roads in fighting fire.

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