May 26, 2018

Experts urge FG to digitize fire service

Experts urge FG to digitize fire service

Fire prevention experts have advised the Federal Government to use Information Technology in separating the regulatory work of the country’s fire service from the auditing function, stressing that this will ensure efficiency and limit cases of fire outbreak.

They spoke to our correspondent in Lagos, in commemoration of this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The theme is ‘Don’t wait – Check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years’. The experts also blamed the weak enforcement of safety rules in the country on the government’s inability to define the roles of the regulatory and audit departments in the fire service.

The African Centre for Life and Fire Safety shared their views, adding that irrespective of existing rules and regulations guiding fire and safety activities in the country, “the government needs to step up its efforts in the area of enforcement to ensure that workers and every other person were safe. Read more

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