[www.inewsguyana.com] – From October 5- 11, the Guyana Fire Service will be observing Fire Prevention Week, the 40th observance since the initiation of the week.
This year’s events are being observed under the theme “Fire Safety, a national priority get involved”. In addition, a series of events including, school lectures and exhibitions will be held as part of raising awareness on the dangers of fires and the importance of fire prevention.
To usher in the week of activities a church service was held at the GNSC Sports Complex. Among those in attendance were Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle, Commissioner of Police (Ag.) Seelall Persaud, Director of Prison, Welton Trotz, and Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Mark Phillips.
Citizens are being encouraged to take preventative measures during Fire Prevention Week and beyond, to protect themselves, their families, and their communities from the hazards of fire thereby ensuring the safety of neighbourhoods, and aid the brave men and women of the GFS who risk their lives every day to protect citizens. [Extracted and modify from GINA]