Yobe fire service board trains 257 firefighters on emergency response


Yobe fire service board trains 257 firefighters on emergency response

The Yobe Fire Service Board on Friday said it has trained 257 personnel on effective response to fire incidents, especially during harmatan.

Alhaji Jauro Umaru, Executive Director of the Board, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Damaturu.

He said Gov. Mai Mala Buni had recently approved the refurbishment of the Board’s nine fire fighting trucks to improve its readiness to respond to emergencies.

“ We can’t predict the exact outcome, but we are assuring the general public that our dedicated team is fully committed to responding effectively to safeguard lives and property during this critical period,” Umaru said.

The executive director said the Board had also conducted several public enlightenment on fire incidents, regular inspection of equipment, enforcement of fire safety regulations and collaborations with sister agencies.

He called on the general public to strictly adhere to fire safety tips unveiled by the Board to avert fire incidents.

Umaru listed the safety tips to include clearing vegetation, avoiding open flames, acquiring fire extinguisher, properly disposing flammable materials and ensuring electrical safety.

“ Remember, during harmatan season, even a small spark can lead to devastating fire,” he said.

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