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Training fire fighting personnel is mandatory

 

 

By Mweene Chigantu

KABWE Town Clerk, Vivian Chikoti has said that training of personnel in fire fighting in an industry is a requirement under the Factories Act CAP 441 of the Laws of Zambia.

She was speaking in Kabwe, today in a speech read for her by Social Economic Planner, Daniel Mapulanga at the closing ceremony of the part-time fire fighters course at the National Fire Services School.

The course was tailored upon special request by Copperbelt Energy Corporation (C.E.C). The duration of the course was two weeks, in which 15 students were trained to tackle fire, in its early stage as first strike team before the arrival of any nearby local authority fire brigade.

Speaking at the same function C.E.C organisational Development Head, Cassius Chafumapunda said this course was the beginning of a new working relationship between C.E.C and the school and that the company would send more workers for training.

He also said that what has been learned will be of great benefit not only to the company but also to Kitwe Town as a whole.

In his word of thanks, the students squad leader urged the Kabwe Municipal Council to approach organisations such as the C.E.C to be of assistance to the school especially on repairs of the fire tender equipments of which their repairs has been long over due.

He also pleaded with the town Clerk to approach organisation like the CEC who may help with equipments in fire fighting.

 ENDS/MC/ZANIS/KABWE/ZAMBIA/19-05/09

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June 10, 2009 Posted by | News | , , | Leave a comment