One hundred firefighters have been recruited to enhance operations of the Lagos state Fire and Rescue service.
The recruits have been equipped with tools such as personal protective clothing needed for effective discharge of their duty.
Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Adeseye Margaret presented the tools to the new breed of personnel after their passing out parade yesterday.
Mrs. Adeseye who said the new intakes have completed six months intensive training, stated that the officers were expected to boost the effectiveness of the Agency in Fire Safety, Rescue and Firefighting Operations.
She reminded the officers that the Personal Protective Clothing which is essential for their maximum protection was provided by the State Government to combat Fires and keep the Firefighters safe and secured as they perform their statutory duties.
While admonishing the newly inducted Officers, Mrs Adeseye noted that their focus should be on prevention of fire outbreaks.
According to her, “Saving life (rescue), protection of lives and property from the destructive consequences of Fire and related emergencies should be the priority as “The best Fire fought is the one prevented”
Mrs. Adeseye further explained that the Officers who have been deployed to various State Fire Stations are to undergo operational attachment under the tutelage of experienced Firemen as crew members in order to equip them with the required skills and experiences that are required for successful firefighting operations.
The first female Director of LSF&RS commended the State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for providing the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) for all Firemen of the Agency as a way of ensuring their safety in the course of duty.
She added that the Firemen should put in their efforts in ensuring efficient and effective service delivery to the inhabitants of Lagos.
Crime desk/ Niran