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Fire prevention is key

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Fire prevention is key

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Prevention is better than cure.
This adage was echoed by every speaker at the Fire Prevention And Community Relations Unit’s presentation ceremony yesterday.
“We have to be proactive. We must tackle the challenge of firefighting head on,” said Divisional Officer Glanville Collins.
Chief Fire Officer Wilfred Marshall touted the need for teamwork if Barbados’ prevention outreach exercise was to succeed.
“A team of committed people is needed to build a bridge. I would like you to see each programme, each lecture, each outreach project, as a block being built to construct that bridge,” he said.
James Cummins, of the National Assistance Board (NAB), said that of the 1 058 people depending on the NAB daily, 428 lived alone.
That vulnerable group, he added, lived in conditions conducive to fire.
Various pieces of equipment were handed over, including a Land Rover Discovery from Warrens Motors.
Two new initiatives were also launched: Fighting Fire With Fire and Home Assistance Smoke Alarm programmes. (TTY)