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Ministry staff undergo fire safety training

Officials of the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development have been urged to advocate for fire safety in the workplace and at home. This was highlighted by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr Meleti Bainimarama while closing the one-day fire wardens training that was attended by his staff based in Suva yesterday. Mr Bainimarama encouraged the participants […]

DEPTFO

July 7, 2016 6:16 pm

Officials of the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development have been urged to advocate for fire safety in the workplace and at home.

Joji Waqamailau tries to contain the fire during the training. (DEPTFO)
Joji Waqamailau tries to contain the fire during the training. (DEPTFO)

This was highlighted by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr Meleti Bainimarama while closing the one-day fire wardens training that was attended by his staff based in Suva yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama encouraged the participants to share the knowledge gained from the empowerment process especially on the measures to take when faced with fire emergencies either at home or in the workplace.

BAINIMARAMA: “You should be in a better position to undertake necessary steps to ensure that the safety of staff and our customers is prioritised to avoid unnecessary fatalities in the case of emergencies.”

“We are well aware of the increasing number of house fires and we do not wish to add to these statistics so the onus is on us to effectively promote safety in the workplace and at home.”

Conducted by the National Fire Authority, the training consisted of formal presentations and informal discussions on fire safety measures and the importance of having evacuation procedures at home and in the workplace.

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