Kikaaya Schools Equipped With Firefighting Skills


decease geneva; font-size: small;”>The Assistant Inspector of Police from the Counter Terrorism Department, Hussein Nsobya has cautioned teachers to always report any suspicious object found around their schools and increase on the security levels by checking all the people visiting the schools.

“Terrorists are targeting public places like schools to launch their missions as a way of discrediting the government,” said Nsobya.

He gave an example of the Kichwamba incident where several students were burnt to ashes by rebels.

On behalf of the anti-terror department of police, Nsobya has promised to continue sensitizing the public on how to fight terrorism out of Uganda.

He said this as he trained head teachers on how to use fire extinguishers on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Kampala Quality primary school in Kikaaya Kawempe division Kampala district.

Mohammed Kirumira, the officer in charge of Kikaaya police station

Corporal Elly Walusimbi, a trainer from fire brigade also warned the school head teachers to be more prepared at all times especially in this dry season saying, “There are high chances of fire outbreaks because almost every place is dry.”

He further advised them to maintain periodical inspection on all electrical appliances, regular servicing of fire extinguishers, have concrete ceiling instead of soft wood boards, adhere by the instructions given by the manufacturer of the fire fighting equipments, install fire protection systems at the school premises as well as equipping all staff members with fire fighting skills.

The head teachers have also thanked Mohammed Kirumira, the officer in charge of Kikaaya police station for the great work he has done in promoting community policing in their area.

Kirumira, the organizer of this campaign said, “I organized this training to prevent fire accidents and terrorism from destroying our schools as well as improving on the relationship between Kikaaya residents and the Police.”

All the participants have been involved in a fire fighting training using portable fire extinguishers.


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