Guyana Fire Service and local businesses talk Fire Prevention – 31st Jan 2013
The head of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Urling, feels that the capacity of the Guyana fire Service needs to be enhanced. He believes, that many times the process of inspection of buildings can be time consuming. Urling was speaking at a fire safety training for members of the business community. He said, that policy makers have a substantial role to play in the process.
The GCCI boss said, that private companies have a major role to play in the entire process of prevention of fires by ensuring they comply with electrical and building regulations.
Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle, is of the view that greater collaboration from all Guyanese is needed. He said, public education is the strongest pillar of fire prevention.
And the chairman of the Fire Advisory Committee said much more needs to be done.
The objective of the workshop was to enable participants to acquire the basic knowledge in fire prevention.