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Masaka hospital staff tipped on fire safety

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) Fire and Rescue Brigade (FRB) has extended fire safety awareness on to 192 staff of Masaka hospital in Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District.

Participants in the one-day training held on Monday, January 17, include medical workers, administration staff, cleaners and security guards.

The training is part of Police initiative to extend knowledge and skills to different institutions and groups on fire safety to fight prevent fire outbreak.

"These trainings targeting employees in public and private entities including hospitals, and other groups to will go a long way to enlighten people's understanding on how to prevent fire outbreak or to fight it in emergency times," said the Commanding Officer for FRB, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Paul Gatambira.

It is all about preventing loss of lives and property, he added.

He said that Masaka hospital staff, like in other institutions trained, were introduced to the causes and components of fire, evacuation procedures, fire drills along with demonstration on how to fight fires using different types of gadgets including the fire blanket, sand and portable fire extinguishers,? said ACP Gatambira.

The FRB team also inspected the hospital facilities and advised the management to fix the identified electric installation gaps.