Anna Regina Fire Station hosts community outreach

first_imgScores of persons living in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were on Friday exposed to information about fire and prevention methods, as the Anna Regina Fire Station hosted a community outreach in the vicinity of the market.Participants visiting the booths at the community outreachThe outreach offered valuable information about fire prevention and public safety. During the exercise, officers distributed pamphlets and brochures to the public.Three food hampers were distributed and an interfaith service held in commemoration of the Week.According to head of the Fire Station, Clive Mc Donald, the activity was observed under the theme, “Fire safety: a collective responsibility for the preservation of life and property”.Mc Donald informed that the Week is observed due to the World Worst conflagration which occurred in the United States on 9 October, 1871. During that fire, 250 persons died, 17,430 buildings destroyed and 100,000 persons were homeless.He also noted that Fire Prevention was observed for one day in the past but was changed to one week in 1922 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).Other activities planned include visits to Secondary Schools throughout the Essequibo Coast and an inter-faith community interaction with residents. The fire station will be opened to visits from schools and the general public during the week.last_img

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