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69 home fires: NFA

By FONUA TALEI The Lomaivuna fire incident which happened on Friday brings to 69 the total number of structural fires this year. According to the National Fire Authority chief executive
29 Oct 2012 13:12

By FONUA TALEI

The Lomaivuna fire incident which happened on Friday brings to 69 the total number of structural fires this year.
According to the National Fire Authority chief executive officer, John O’Connor this is a cause of great concern to the NFA.
“When we attend to fires, we sympathise with the home owners after we see the pain they go through emotionally after the loss of their property or loved ones, but all these fires could have been easily avoided had extra care been taken. It is important that home owners discuss fire safety and preventative measures with their families which should be their main priority during family discussion as this will create fire safety awareness at our home and also educate young children about the importance of fire safety and preventative measures”, Mr O’Connor said.
Mr O’Connor is urging the public to check that all fire ignition sources in the house like stoves, lamps, mosquito coils, prayer diyas and candles are always put out completely before leaving their homes or going to bed to avoid the risk of fires.
He is also urging the public to change their attitudes towards fire safety and not assume that a fire will not happen to them.
The public has been advised to take extra care so that their homes do not get burned down.




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