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LNFS Records Reduction in Fire Disasters in Bong County
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LNFS Records Reduction in Fire Disasters in Bong County

By Ballah M. Kollie, Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, Feb 12, (LINA) – The Bong County Detachment of the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) has recorded a reduction in fire disasters in the county.

The detachment director Colonel David D. Flomo said 2013 recorded a huge reduction in the number of fire cases compared to previous years.

According to him, unlike in past years when Gbarnga City recorded 10 to 15 cases of fire outbreaks annually, there were a little over five fire outbreaks in Gbarnga in 2013, while there were minor ones in other parts of the county.

Mr. Flomo attributed this to the creation of awareness on the prevention of fire by his entity.

 “In continuation of our public awareness on the prevention of fire, I have just completed the training of Staff of the Total Gas Station on the usage of their fire equipment,” Colonel Flomo told the Liberia News Agency Correspondent in the county

“Many of the fire cases occurring in Bong County including some in Gbarnga, are family- oriented, because, whenever there is a case of fire and the perpetrators are sent to court, the parties often ask for an out-of-court settlement with the belief that the fire was caused by mistake,” noted Colonel Flomo.

Meanwhile, Director Flomo is calling on the Liberia National Fire Service and friends of the Liberian Government to assist the detachment with a water tanker, vehicle and other fire-fighting equipment, noting that the detachment currently lacks these equipment.

The Bong County Fire detachment director has, meanwhile, expressed satisfaction over the level of cooperation existing between his office and the local branch of the Liberia National Red Cross, and other non-governmental organizations operating in the county which he said, often come to the rescue of fire victims in the county. 

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