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Lagos recruits volunteers to avert disaster

16 October 2015, 15:02Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has called on volunteers willing to assist disaster management to officially  register with the agency.

The agency, said the development is in  appreciating the critical role and contributions played by volunteers  during emergencies and disasters in the state.

LASEMA General Manager, Michael Akindele, said people with passion for saving lives and properties should send applications to lasema@lagosstate.gov.ng for proper screening and training as well as ascertain their qualification and readiness for the job.

Also Read: LASEMA says no death in Lagos building collapse

He stated that shortlisted volunteers will under-go training such as First Aid Treatment, Basic Life Support (BLS), Fire Drills to equip  them with necessary training in saving lives and property. 

“Emergency and disaster management requires adequate, proper training and professionalism, this is important because minor injuries if not properly attended to by competent hands could lead to complications, or rescuer without proper training could turn into victim,” Akindele said.

He noted that since the impact of any emergency was to the grassroot, it was important to always kick-start emergency response from there.

The trained volunteers would be  added to the already inaugurated Local Emergency Management Committees in 57 Local Government and the Local Council Development Areas as well as the 750 trained Local Emergency Responders trained by the agency

- CAJ News


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