The Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Mr Jaji Abdulganiyu, said the service will soon activate its digital fire detection platform.
According to him, the use of the platform became pertinent due to the dynamism of fire disasters in a changing world.
He added that the digital innovation, when unveiled, will improve response time, which will reduce the loss of lives and property to the barest minimum.
In a statement on Saturday, the spokesperson of the service, Paul Abraham said the CG started this at the flag-off of a one-week digital detection training in Lagos.
The statement read, “Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. The Federal Fire Service, in conjunction with Hoist Life Safety Systems Limited, has flagged off a one-week digital fire detection training for men of the service to promptly combat the prevailing fire outbreaks.
“The training commenced with the Federal Fire Service Zonal Command Headquarters, Lagos State, and aimed to cover all zonal commands across the nation.
“The CG said the training became pertinent due to the dynamism of fire disasters in a changing world. He said that the digital innovation, which would be unveiled soon, would improve response time, thereby reducing the loss of lives and property to the barest minimum and saving households and the nation from economic loss.
“Participants at the training expressed excitement for being part of the innovation as well as the digital skill acquisition, which is capable of increasing their work efficiency.”
The CG, however, urged everyone to take precautions to prevent fire outbreaks during the yuletide season.
He said, “Jaji uses this medium to awaken the public to the peculiarities of the harmattan and yuletide seasons, which are characterised by incessant fire outbreaks.
“He expressed that this season records most migration, cooking, and congregation, where carelessness is heightened.”