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Former Fire Service official proposes fire-related conference

The former Fire Service official recommends amending the Act establishing the Liberia National Fire Service to open the agency to outside support and investment.

By Naneka A. Hoffman

Monrovia, May 21, 2024: The former Director of Compliance at the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) has proposed a national conference to discuss solutions to the increasing fire outbreaks in the country. 

Addressing a press conference over the weekend, Mr. Augustus Momoh suggested that the conference include stakeholders’ discussions to develop concrete solutions to the increase in fire incidents here.

Momoh, who currently owns Professional Fire Safety Consultants Incorporated, said the conference is necessary because fire disasters pose a security risk.

Momoh pointed out that the conference should bring together representatives of line ministries and agencies.

Mr. Momoh further said the fire is gradually becoming a national security issue, urging the Liberia National Fire Service leadership to consider the proposal seriously. 

He explained that the fire service sector in Liberia needs to be transformed.

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“We cannot continue to use the old method of fighting fire while our neighbors are excelling in the establishment of conventional fire fighting force,” said Momoh. 

He stated that the Liberia Fire Service cannot participate in any international firefighting force because it lacks logistics and modern firefighting equipment.

“During the restructuring of the security sector, the Liberia National Fire Service did not benefit from the massive support given the Armed Forces of Liberia and the Liberia National Police,” Momoh recalled.

He also proposed amending the Act establishing the Liberia National Fire Service to open the firefighting force to outside support and investment.

He also pleaded that the Legislature put more money in the budget to strengthen the fire service’s capacity to respond to calls effectively throughout the country rather than centralizing its operation.

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