By: ChrisNyenapee, Grand Gedeh County
As citizens and residents of Grand Gedeh County get accustomed to cross-border electricity supply provided by the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) Region IV detachment has launched an awareness top revent fire outbreaks.
LNFS region IV comprises Grand Gedeh, Sinoe and River Cess counties
LNFS Region IV Adviser, Lt. Col. Jefferson Dweh, told the Liberia News Agency (LINA)at his Zwedru Park office that the awareness campaign is to put people on the alert to take measures to prevent fire outbreaks and not to act only when there is an outbreak which brings sorrow to residents.
He stressed that the local office wants to put in place precautionary measures for all classes of fire hazards, including combustible, flammable and others as the agency awaits fire-fighting equipment.
Dweh said if heeded, danger from fire will be reduced, noting: “Intensified public awareness with support from headquarters will help enhance sensitization, especially as we approach the dry season to control the burning of bushes, use of candles, coal pots, mosquito coil sand the like.”
Meanwhile, Dweh has disclosed that the agency has assigned officers at checkpoints specifically to ensure full compliance with the law on fire hazards such as proper carriage of extinguishers, flammable materials and goods, among others, that can catch fire at the slightest oversight.