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The Jamaica Fire Brigade’s (JFB) Hanover Division hosted a fire safety session at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover on October 27.
The session imparted fire safety information to several staff members of the facility through informative presentations carried out by the JFB.
The event was held to commemorate the JFB’s Fire and Life Safety Awareness Week, which was observed from October 23 to October 29. This year’s theme was ‘Preserving the nation through life safety and fire prevention’.
District Officer in Charge of the Fire Prevention Unit at the Jamaica Fire Brigade – Hanover Division, Khalilah Wright Gray, told JIS News that the staff in attendance were receptive to the information shared and were “willing to go back and share some of the information that they had gathered, with their family members at home”.
Mrs. Wright Gray noted that the goal of the week was to remind citizens how to maintain good fire safety habits so that the number of fires and loss of life due to fires, can be reduced.
For her part, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Noel Holmes Hospital, Janesia Tomlinson, welcomed the session, calling it a relevant and timely refresher for the staff in attendance.
“Fire safety is everybody’s business including us at the hospital. The information was timely, relevant, and served as a refresher, because we are dealing with the lives of many patients and as such it was very timely for us to be reminded of the importance of being safe, especially in a hospital setting,” she told JIS News.
During the interactive session, several staff members were given demonstrations of the proper methods to put out various fires, as well as other fire safety tips which could keep staff and patients safe.