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Liberia Fire Service begins training

By Kruah Thompson 

The Liberia National Fire and Rescue Service is today, Monday, March 28, beginning a six-week intensive training for 140 cadets for class 22 at the Coast Guard Base on Bushrod Island in Monrovia.

Trainers are from the United States of America, Nigeria and Ghana, amongst others.  The six weeks training will cover various disciplines, including rescue missions.

 Furthermore, the LNFRS has developed a template for robust capacity building for its officers both locally and internationally.

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The fire service was established to safeguard lives and property from scourge of destructive fire across the length and breadth of Liberia and to promote efficient fire prevention services with a mission to safeguard life and property of all residents from fire hazards.

LNFRS also promotes efficient fire prevention services, thereby improving firefighting methods and practices in keeping with international standards that encourage, pursue, and maintain the exchange of ideas, experience, and a cordial working relationship with other firefighting agencies locally and internationally.

The fire department has four basic areas where services are offered, including fire prevention, public education that involves precautionary and protective measures that are necessary to ensure safety from fire, actual firefighting that involves physical combat of outbreak, burning and spread of fire, ambulance services and fire investigation. Editing by Jonathan Browne


The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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