By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel
The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has started training on multidimensional firefighting skills and other safety measures for senior managers.
The week-long retreat, which began on Monday, October 4, aims to equip participants with practical skills to manage the management of fire safety and other related emergencies.
The service, in a statement released by public relations manager Mr. Ugo Huan, revealed that the training will be facilitated by one of its consulting firms, Vail Consultant Limited.
Speaking on the start of the capacity building, the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Services, Mr. Liman Ibrahim, revealed that the retreat is aimed at enabling participants to learn about the roles and responsibilities of chief firefighters.
He said the training would also expand their knowledge on some salient areas of civil service rules, fire service rules and regulations and major incident management procedures, among others.
According to the statement, “Dr Liman, as always, expressed his wholehearted appreciation to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari who has turned a favorable look to the service since 2016 with the duo of the former interior minister, [Mr Abdulrahman Bello] Dambazau and the current Minister of the Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, for their unwavering support and their commitment to evolving the service towards exponential growth.
Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola, in his closing speech for the event, urged participants to engage in the training and also apply the impact of knowledge to their work afterwards.
The Minister, who was represented by the Director of Joint Services, Mr. Peter Egbodo, welcomed the initiative of the Comptroller General for training because it offers a line of strategic reflection to chart a better future for the agency as well as for firefighters of the country. .