Myanmar Fire Brigade marks 69th birthday

Vice President U Nyan Tun views modern fire extinguishers at the ceremony to mark 69th Anniversary of Myanmar Fire Brigade Day.—MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun views modern fire extinguishers at the ceremony to mark 69th Anniversary of Myanmar Fire Brigade Day.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 5 May—Fire brigade members are to enhance their capacity for overcoming challenges while serving the interests of the people, Vice President U Nyan Tun said at the 69th Anniversary of Myanmar Fire Brigade Day at Myanmar International Convention Centre-2, here, on Tuesday.
The vice president said that Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has enacted Myanmar Fire Brigade Law on 17 March, 2015, after revoking the 1997 Fire Brigade Law with the aim of ensuring effective preparedness for natural disasters and rescue and relief works in the event of natural disasters.
He added that a total of 1,629 outbreaks of fire destroyed more than 3,200 buildings and property worth K4.27 billion, leaving 10,624 people homeless across the nation in 2014.
He recounted that the government has conferred medals for excellent performance on 208 fire brigade members till today.
He noted that while the government gives priority to raising the work proficiency of the Myanmar Fire Brigade, systematic management, development of human resources and supply of fire extinguishers to fire stations, fire brigade members need to disseminate knowledge about measures of fire prevention to the people.
Union Minister Lt-Gen Ko Ko conferred Ye Bala titles on Assistant Fire Staff Officer U Min Kyaw Thu and Fire Sgt Sai Aung Kyi Win. The vice present viewed fire extinguishers displayed by local companies, documentary photos on training and organizational tasks and firefighting activities of fire brigade members at the hall and enjoyed a skill demonstration by firefighters in front of the hall.
In the afternoon, the director-general of the Fire Services Department presented prizes to outstanding service personnel.—MNA

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