… with 44 females finishing the race
Over the weekend, the Liberia National Fire and Rescue Service graduated a total of 135 fire fighters. Females account for 44 of the total.
Six international trainers from the United States of America, Ghana, and Nigeria, among others, instructed the fire fighters for around six weeks in various types of fire fighting sciences.
From January to May 2022, the Director of the LNFS, Col. Alex K. Dickson, stated his body has registered 46 fire cases with three death reports at the formal graduation ceremony of Class XXIII of the NFS’s First Academy and Training School (FATS) held at the BTC Barack on UN Drive in Monrovia.
Col. Dickson called the fire incident in Liberia a “National Emergency” at the time, and urged the public to take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety.
He praised the government for going to great lengths to obtain eight fire trucks and an ambulance.
He also revealed that when he took over the department, there was only one fire engine, but that within four years, the government was able to buy six fire trucks, with another eight expected to be procured soon.
H.E. Kwabena Okubi-Appiah, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana near Monrovia, and a representative of Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., Minister of Finance and Development Planning, who was represented by Atty. Dr. Wolokollie, attended the graduation ceremony.
Bukari Hamidu of Ghana, our International Instructors from Ghana, and Hon. Daniel D. Ziankahn, Jr., Defense Minister, were also in attendance, as was the Orange-Liberia Representative.