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Harmattan: Safety tips you need to know – Fire service

The Jigawa State Command of the Federal Fire Service has listed security tips for residents that can curb hearth disasters because the harmattan season approaches.

The command’s spokesman, Mr Habibu Jamilu, gave the tips in a press release on Monday.

Jamilu stated that the tips had been crucial to forestall hearth disasters throughout the dry season in homes, places of work, markets and different locations of public curiosity.

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He stated, “The harmattan is a season which happens between the top of November and the center of March yearly. It is related to a really excessive threat of fireside outbreak on account of low humidity, dryness and fluctuation in temperature.

“Therefore, there is the need for us to educate Jigawa residents and other Nigerians on the need to be careful while using fire and electricity.”

He listed the tips as: Not leaving cooking unattended; indiscriminate bush burning; storing inflammable gadgets indoors and holding fuel cylinders indoors.

He added that it was additionally crucial that youngsters weren’t allowed to play with hearth, whereas noting that each one electrical and digital home equipment ought to be switched off whereas leaving house, workplace, market store and different locations.

He listed others to incorporate: Procuring first assist fire-fighting gear at house, workplace and others, in addition to getting hearth service emergency cellphone numbers.

He emphasised that taking note of meals on hearth was very key in stopping hearth outbreak, noting that leaving meals on hearth with out supervision was the primary explanation for residential hearth.

He additional stated that indiscriminate bush and open burning of waste may additionally trigger a hearth outbreak if care was not taken.

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