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The Director General of the Liberia National Fire Service or NFS, G Warsuwah Barvoul, Sr., is calling on government to increase budgetary allotments for the Fire Service to help enhance its operations.


He recalls that the LNFS was established to safeguard lives and property of all citizens across the country, including provision of efficient fire services. Addressing reporters on Thursday, 15 June at the Ministry of Information on Capitol Hill, the NFS Director General narrates that to get people attention on the prevention of fire comes with lot of awareness, and at such the Bureau does not have the budget to do so.

He says in order to be effective in fighting fire, there is a need for national government to increase the budget giving to the agency, adding that the NFS normally looks at its statistics to direct fire awareness campaign.

“But what we notice is that people in the leeward counties are sensitive enough to prevent their houses, farm from catching up fire then people who are believed to be civilized people living here in the capitol and this is bad, people need to understand that to fight fire is a process, because there are lot of things involved.

The best way to fight fire is to prevent it from breaking out, and in order to be adequately prepared to fight fire is to get more resources. He narrates that the LNFS has four basic areas of services, including Inspection, Firefighting, and Investigation, among others.

By Lewis S. Teh -Editing by Jonathan Browne

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