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Fire Service to introduce mobile clinic

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Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) Director Alex K. Dickson says with the help of the Berlin National Fire Service, the LNFS will introduce a mobile clinic to help fire victims in the country.

Addressing a press briefing Thursday, 15 November at the Information Ministry, Director Dickson said since he took over nine months ago, there have been 111 fire outbreaks of which 11 persons died.

But Dickson says 61 firemen were trained last week by nurses from America to treat first aid cases in order to operate the mobile clinic here.

Mr. Dickson announces that the LNFS is about to carry on a massive awareness, fire drill and inspection of homes from 21 November to make sure homes are protected.

According to him, President George Manneh Weah made his house available for inspection two weeks ago.For his part, Dassin Seaword, a firefighter, says the country needs more preventive measures, calling on Liberians to be fire safety compliant.

Mr. Seaword says there will be training for taxi drivers and car owners to learn how to use the fire extinguisher, as he explains that fire victims are rescued from the disaster before extinguishers are used whenever fire occurs.

Mr. Seaword is encouraging everyone to buy extinguisher for their homes and cars and learn to fight fire when it occurs before the fire team comes.

Meanwhile Mr. Seaword says there are certain businesses that are accredited to bring and sell extinguishers in the country, and cautions that fake extinguishers have been sold in the country by other people.He warns that if those who are not to bring extinguishers into the country are caught, they will be fined with US$500.00 and will be jailed for 60 days.

By Ethel A. Tweh–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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