Activities Planned for Fire Safety Awareness Week in Manchester


The Manchester Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has organised a number activities to observe Fire Safety Awareness Week (October 24 to 30), under the theme: ‘Fire prevention.develop the habit’.
Highlight of the Week will be the mounting of an exhibition at the Mandeville fire station.
Officer in charge of Fire Prevention, Owen Thomas told JIS News that his department was issuing a special invitation for members of the public as well as students to come out and view the display.
“Persons who participate in any of our slated events will have the opportunity to receive very valuable instructions on the steps to take should there be a fire,” he said.
Mr. Thomas noted that fire safety brochures would also be handed out at a number of different locations during the week.
“We will kick off on Monday, October 25 at Hatfield Primary and Junior High with our official opening ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m..This will be followed by a visit to Ferguson Primary School,” he indicated.
Mr. Thomas explained that the following day (October 26), his team would be doing a safety talk at the IGL filling station on Manchester Road.
“On this day, we will be doing a fire drill at the Golden Grove nursing home and hopefully by the end of the day, we will be staging a community outreach meeting at Huntley Community Centre,” he pointed out.
Other institutions to be visited by the team include, Dor’s Rest Home, Clarke’s Town Road Nursing Home, Hope Village Basic School, Pratville Primary, New Broughton Primary and Mizpah Primary.

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