School based fire safety training programme
What is firefighting training?
Firefighting is the act of attempting to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles, wood lands, etc.. the person who takes the firefighting training properly they can suppress fires to protect lives, property and the environment.
Why this fire safety training is required?
Nepal is prone to different types of disasters with fire being one of the most recurring. Every year particularly in the dry season a large number of incidents of fire are reported, mainly in tearai, where about three quarters of houses are built with thatched roofs vulnerable to fire. Although the number of deaths is lower than other disasters, the average loss of property is high. due to haphazard urbanization and industrialization, urban areas are also becoming more vulnerable to fire. Poor fire services, few and old fire engines, insufficient skilled human resources, combine with narrow lanes and clustered households is increasing vulnerability to fires. Fire destroy properties, causes injuries and take lives. One of the key strategies to maintaining a safe work place and preventing fires is fire safety training. With proper training anybody can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. So this training is required.
What are the objectives of the fire safety training?
The objectives of fire safety training is to provide everyone who conduct the training with an overview of:
- Fire drills
- Fire exits
- Fire alarm/ suppression system
- Fire safety equipment
- Smoke doors, emergency generators, fire extinguishers
- Controlling a fire