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Fire Brigade Tips Schools On Fires

pharmacy http://chirurgieginecologica.ro/wp-admin/includes/image.php sans-serif;”>Although there have been many fire incidents in the different parts of the country, patient http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-comments-endpoint.php Wakiso district registered the highest with 17 cases, viagra 60mg said Joseph Mugisa, a Senior Commissioner of Police and Chief Fire Officer of Fire Brigade Department in Kampala.


“In May 2013, fire brigade responded to a total of 56 cases, 19 of them where from residential homes, 11 from wooden structures, and 26 from kiosks,” added Mugisa.


Mugisa further noted that in Kampala, Makindye division registered the highest with 10 cases, followed by Kawempe with 7, Lubaga with 6 and then Nakawa with 3 cases.


“Most of these fires out breaks were caused by the electrical short circuits which account for 16 cases, others by lit candle works left unattended to and charcoal stoves used in markets and houses,” said Mugisa.


He added that in May, the fire brigade department responded to 40 calls and managed to rescue a total of 20 people from pit latrines. “We rescued 15 people from road accidents, 5 from houses including children below the age of five,” he noted.


Speaking to Chimp Corp, Ritah Nabulya, on Thursday, Mugisa called upon all the concerned parties to join hands and stop fire out breaks.


He advised teachers in schools to make sure that students do not use candles in dormitories when power is off.


Mugisa added that schools should provide more than one exit door on the dormitories in case of a fire outbreak.


He also recommended that schools to provide security lights around the school premises to avoid giving chance to criminals.


Just last week, the Fire Brigade department welcomed more staff on its team including 35 prisons officers and 422 police probation officers who had successfully completed the training.


Speaking at the function, the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura advised the Fire Brigade Department to consider 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 visit 353 schools in Kampala to sensitize people on the dangers and fire safety tips.”


He noted that the department plans to construct 26 fire shades to accommodate the fire tenders and improve on their relationship with the local communities in fire prevention.

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