By Dipo Olowookere
Not less than 100 fire servicemen have been recruited by the Lagos State Fire Service to boost effective service delivery and extend operational coverage.
The recruits are presently undergoing training at the Lagos State Fire Service Training School in Ikeja, the state capital.
Director of Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, during an unscheduled visit to the training school, urged the newly recruited officers to bring to useful advantage their diverse experiences and knowledge to the betterment of the service.
Mr Fadipe stated that the newly employed have joined a disciplined service which is sensitive to emerging challenges of the society and further urged them to be proactive and respond to essential and social service calls with dedication and expertise.
According to him, the training will prepare and expose them to the ethics and norms of the profession and urged them to take advantage of the programme to develop themselves in order to render quality service.
He further admonished them to adhere to fire safety cultures that should be respected always, such as morning drill, trimming of hair/beards and non-flagrant disobedience of established laws.
The recruits, upon completion of the six months’ intensive training, will be assigned to various fire stations where they will be given the opportunity to further learn on the job from their superior officers.
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