Nigeria and the worst oil tanker fires around the world

  At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in central Pakistan early Sunday, June 25 when a fire erupted after crowds rushed to collect fuel from an overturned oil tanker. Here are the most serious of such incidents around the world over the past decade. In many of the most deadly of these, […]

Challenges in the Pursuit of a Fire-Free State

  … Experts call for collaborative effort from the public and the fire service. Many setbacks confront combatting of fire disasters in Lagos state, including poor response to emergency calls and grossly inadequate firefighting at the scene of fire incidents. While the state government has intensified effort to improve this, perhaps better than any other […]

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Rate of Emergency Calls Worrisome – Lagos Fire Boss

  The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe has decried the rate of emergency calls received since January to March this year. He noted that despite continuous public enlightenment strategies put in place by the state to reduce incessant fire outbreaks, the situation is “very worrisome.” Fadipe said this while delivering […]

ESRM 03: SCIENTIFIC GUIDE AND ACCEPTED METHODOLOGY FOR FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION

ESRM 03 is the forensic aspect of Fire safety risk management. It involves the investigation and determination of root cause incidents surrounding related fire and explosion incidents. It focuses on investigative methodologies used to determine the possible cause of fire and explosion incidents. The course contend used in this module is based on NFPA 921: […]

48 Shops Razed In Gombe Market Fire

  Forty-eight shops and property worth N40 million were destroyed when a midnight fire gutted Gombe’s old market on Tuesday, December 27. The chairman of the market traders’ association, Mohammed Aliyu Abba said that the fire started around 1am, and consumed goods of at least 300 traders. However, no life was lost in the incident […]

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Gas Powered Generator Invention and Safety Concerns

…Who Will Protect the Consumers? With the high cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, comes inventions to reduce the cost of domestic consumption of petrol to generate alternative power. Of note is the newly introduced Gas Cylinder powered generating set to generate electricity. Concerned citizens are calling on the authorities to […]

Children, Elderly, Most Vulnerable In Candle Related Inferno – Lagos Fire Boss

The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, has said that the most vulnerable groups in the society faced with fire infernos caused by candles, lanterns and the likes are children and elderly people. Rasaq said the middle-aged group could maneoveur their way out of a fire outbreak, but the older ones […]