JIS News

The St. Ann department of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is working assiduously to minimise the outbreak of fires in the parish, according to officer in charge, Louiston Gooden.
“During the month of April, the Fire Brigade responded to 121 calls, of which 108 were genuine fire calls,” Mr. Gooden told JIS News.
“We have also responded to four false alarms, and I think it is four too many,” he added, urging persons to desist from making prank calls to the department.
He also told JIS News that during the month, the estimated loss due to fires was $ 9 million, compared to a risk value of $4.5 billion, meaning that the department saved residents some $4 billion in losses.
He said that training was ongoing at fire stations in the parish, noting that the fire fighters, on a daily basis, were being exposed to various objects. He also noted that the Department carried out an educational campaign, in an effort to heighten the awareness of residents about fire prevention.
“We were able to distribute 600 pamphlets, we had 10 lectures within the parish and we were able to give out advice and tips to some 1,200 people,” he said. The department would continue to do all that is possible to keep the parish relatively safe from fires, he added.

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