PURA Trains Staff on Fire Safety, Prevention 


By: Kebba AF Touray

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) in partnership with the Gambia Fire and Rescue Services has on Wednesday 26th May, 2022  concluded two-day training on fire safety and the operation of fire extinguishers for the newly recruited Petroleum Inspectors of the Authority.

The training which commenced on Tuesday is intended to equip the Petroleum Inspectors with the requisite knowledge and technical know-how in putting out fire and fire-related issues.

The training also aims to enhance regulatory capacity in aspects of inspection and monitoring across the country.

Speaking at the training session at PURA Headquarters, Mr. Malamin Darboe, Director of HR at PURA implored the participants to take the training seriously and drive maximum value from the presentations.

According to him, the training was necessitated due to the proliferation of petrol stations in the country, which made it prudent to train PURA inspectors in the areas of fire safety.

“You will eventually be equipped and be able to work diligently in your field. To save life and property is critical to your job as Petroleum Inspectors,” Darboe stated.

He also thanked the Gambia Fire and Rescue Services for a long-standing partnership PURA continues to enjoy over the years.

The lead trainer was Lamin S. Jadama of the Gambia Fire and Rescue Services. The training features fire hazards and risk, classification of fire, handling and usage of fire extinguishers, emergency evacuation procedures and practical firefighting.