The FCT Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), wants modern extricators to enhance effective and prompt emergency response.
The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Abbas Idriss made the request in an opening remark at the training organized by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on the usage of the recently acquired modern extricators.
Alhaji Idriss explained that with the incessent road crashes and building collapse in the FCT, all hands must be on deck to ensure that disasters are mitigated in the most professional proficient manner.
“The importance of this training cannot be over emphasised and its quite timely that this training is being held within this period when there are different kinds of disasters coming up in our country due to aggressive climate change which has affected the FCT in different ways”
Represented by the Acting Director, Forecasting, Response and Mitigation, Mrs. Florence Wenegieme, Idriss said, “The use of these equipments will help us in a long way to be able to save lives and salvage properties”
The Director General also informed that FEMA carries out Weekly equipment maintenance to ensure they are in good order and in a ready-to-use shape.
Alhaji Idriss appealed to NEMA to give some of the equipment to FEMA for safe keeping.
The Search and Rescue unit of FEMA, the beneficiaries of the training were given both theoretical and hands-on training on modern extricators such as spreader, cutter, and base light machines.
FEMA is the lead coordinating agency for all emergencies in the FCT.