Lagos Fire Service Rescues 203 Victims, Recovers 113 Bodies


LAGOS  – The Lagos State Fire and Res­cue Services attended a total of 1,899 emergency response fire calls in the last two years and remain reduced the occur­rence of same (fire outbreaks) by 10 percent.

Bamgbose Martins, the state Commissioner for Spe­cial Duties and Intergovern­mental Relations, revealed this on Wednesday during the annual press briefing in commemoration of Gover­nor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration and two years in office, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Martins said the Fire Ser­vices also responded to 312 rescue calls within the period under review.

He added that the Fire Ser­vice also rescued 203 victims alive while 113 other victims were recovered and suspected dead.

He noted that the San­wo-Olu administration since inception had been supportive of the statutory assignments of the General Services De­partment, which truly depicts the state as the Centre of Ex­cellence.

Among other achievements of the ministry, Martins noted, was capacity building of 1,500 Lagos State Neighborhood of­ficers with First Aid Box and the ability to provide First Aid treatment including Car­diopulmonary Resuscitation to emergency victims.

He listed the payment of Lagos National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Governing Board Members’ Honorar­ia, Lagos NYSC Governing Board meetings, consider­ation and ratification of de­serving Corps Members who had distinguished themselves during a specified Service Year to merit State Honours Award, as some of the minis­try’s achievements.


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