Fire Rescue Department Welcomes More Staff


viagra 100mg geneva;”>The Inspector General of Police, side effects Gen. Kale Kayihura officiated off the function on Friday held at the fire Brigade headquarters in Kampala.

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During the training, the officers were taught a number of activities including firefighting using portable fire extinguishers, rescuing people from tunnels, very tall buildings, administering First Aid to victims, handling hazardous substances among other things.

Kayihura appreciated the work done by the Chief Fire officer, Joseph Mugisa especially in organizing a strong firefighting team saying with its capacity; “It is no longer a Fire Brigade Unit but a Fire Rescue Command and Directorate.”

Gen Kayihura inspecting the Guard of Honour

He promised to support the firefighting unit with all the required equipment. “Firefighting is very essential especially in this period when industrialization is at a high rate in urban areas,” said Kayihura.

The Inspector General further advised the Mugisa to consider of acquiring firefighting planes which can be used in firefighting in forests especially now days when most of the people have resorted to planting pine wood forests which are very sensitive to fire.

To add on the department’s achievements, Mr Mugisa said, “Since January 2013, we have managed to rescue 83 people mainly children from traffic accidents, visited 353 schools in Kampala Metropolitan area and have also sensitized people on the dangers and fire safety tips.”

Fire brigade demostrating how fast they can put off fire

“We are also planning to rehabilitate the Fire Brigade headquarters at Clock Tower in Kampala, construct 26 fire shades to accommodate the fire tenders and improve on our relationship with the local communities in fire prevention,” he added.

Mr Mugisa said the department plans to modernize the control center to meet the required standards.

Gen Kayihura addressing the fire brigade crew at the ceremony

He requested the IGP for more support to procure motor cycles for all the new stations.


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