The Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, has tasked the 100 newly recruited firefighters to dedicate themselves towards delivering services to humanity across the state.
Adeseye told the personnel that their priority should be saving lives and protecting property from the destructive that were consequences of Fire and related emergencies.
While stressing the emergency slogan of “The best Fire fought is the one prevented”, she urged the emergency officials to consider themselves as a special breed.
She counsel the newly recruited personnel after presenting necessary work tools to the 100 staff including Personal Protective Clothing at the Agency Headquarters, Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday.
Adeseye stated that the officers were expected to boost the effectiveness of the Agency in Safety, Rescue and Firefighting Operations.
She reminded the officers that the Personal Protective Clothing, an essential tool for their protection, was provided by the State Government to combat Fires and keep the firefighters safe as well as secured as they perform their statutory duties. v
Adeseye further clarified that the Officers, who were later deployed to various State Fire Stations, that they would be undergoing operational attachment under the tutelage of experienced Firemen as crew members in order to equip them with the required skills and experiences that were needed for successful operations in the state.
The first female director for the agency commended the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for providing the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) for all Firemen of the Agency as a way of ensuring their safety in the course of duty.
She concluded that the Firemen should contribute their quotas in ensuring efficient and effective service delivery to the inhabitants of Lagos.