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PURA trains staff on fire safety and prevention

May 30, 2022, 11:23 AM | Article By: Fatou Dem

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) in partnership with The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services on Wednesday 25th May, 2022 concluded a two-day training on Fire, Safety and the operation of fire extinguishers for newly recruited Petroleum Inspectors of the Authority.

The training is intended to equip the Petroleum Inspectors with the requisite knowledge and technical know-how in putting out fire and fire-related issues.

The training is also aimed at enhancing regulatory capacity in aspects of inspection and monitoring across the country.
Speaking at the training session held at PURA Headquarters, Malamin Darboe, Director of Human Resource at PURA said the training was necessitated due to the proliferation of petrol stations in the country.

“You will eventually be equipped and be able to work diligently in your field. To save lives and property is critical to your job as Petroleum Inspectors,” Darboe stated.

He thanked The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services for their long-standing partnership with PURA.
The lead trainer was Lamin S. Jadama of The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services who took participants through fundamentals of fire safety.

The training features fire hazards and risk, classification of fire, handling and usage of fire extinguishers, emergency evacuation procedures and practical firefighting.