The Anambra State Fire Service on Friday, July 26 held a training on emergency fire response for pupils of Karis Genius Academy International, Awka, at the command’s headquarters in Awka.
The Director of the service, Engr. Martin Agbili said that the training was designed to impart basic knowledge of fire response to the children.
Agbili added that the agency was looking at ways of spreading similar training to all the local government areas in the state.
“There is need to be fire-conscious in schools, homes and every other places. Fire could be your best friend but you must know that when it gets out of hand, it becomes the worst enemy of man.
“When there is smoke in a building, to escape safely, you have to crawl on the floor to avoid being choked or suffocated; if the floor is hot, you adopt squatting movements,” he said.
The fire chief, who is popularly called “Agility”, stressed the need to impress fire safety consciousness in the minds of children at an early age.
Agbili urged the students not to forget all they had been thought as the knowledge acquired could come in handy in future.
The students were full of praise for the opportunity afforded them with the school’s administrator, Mr. Chibuike Ibeh, reserving special praise for the Anambra State Fire Service.