Chief Fire Officer, Wilfred Marshall, is urging Barbadians to exercise caution and due vigilance as it relates to fire safety precautions especially during this Yuletide Season.

Stating that although the department was prepared to handle any emergency which may arise, the Chief Fire Officer pointed out that his department would be placing ads and messages in the public domain to reinforce safety measures.??

"I would really like to see a significant reduction in the number of fires.?? I am concerned that we have gone past the amount of structural fires this year, compared to last year and this is a great worry for me, because this department spends a lot of time and energy on programmes educating the public about fire safety.?? That is where we put our focus, in an effort to reduce damage to property in this country," Mr. Marshall stressed.

Noting that the loss of a house significantly impacts upon a family, the Chief Fire Officer intimated that once a tragedy of this magnitude occurs the entire chain is affected.

"We can stop this through our fire prevention information but the public must also be vigilant and play their part," he underscored.??

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