Nasarawa State has recorded the loss of six lives in fire outbreaks which occurred in different parts of the state within the last few months
This was disclosed to the press in Lafia by The Chief Fire Officer of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Dogara Dalhatu. Dalhatu also revealed that property worth millions of naira were lost in the fire outbreaks. He said 89 distressed calls were put through to his office, while 78 was recorded for fire outbreaks, 10 of the calls were to safe victims form well and open water.
The Chief fire officer emphasised that prompt report of fire outbreak can help save lives and properties. In his words “Reporting time is very critical in a fire incident situation. Those affected who reported on time saw the efforts put in by our firefighters,”
Dalhatu urged residents to always be at alert incase of a fire outbreak, and to endeavour to possess first aid boxes and instruments like, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors which can help to fight fire incase of any occurrence in their homes. According to him, the instruments would help them put off the fire or reduce the effect which it would pending the coming fire fighter officers.
He urged the Nasarawa state government to make available the needed modern materiasl and approve trainings which would help to improve the services of the fire fighters.
He also beckoned on the state governmet to include in its policy the welfare of the fire fighters particularly life assurance policy for all fire fighters in case of loss of life or any injury that may be incured by any officer when carrying out his duties. All these would futher motivate the officers to carry out their duties effectively without harbouring any fear.