Nineteen certified as fire marshals

first_img Share Francis Pierre receiving 2016 Fire Marshall Certificate.Nineteen (19) persons employed at various businesses across the island are now certified fire marshals.They participated in the Dominica Employers’ Federation’s first ever Certified Fire Marshall training program. The sessions were held on 27 and 28 September and 5 October 2016.A graduation ceremony for the participants was held at the Dominica Public Service Union’s building in Roseau on Thursday 27 October 2016.The training was conceptualized through the Occupational Safety and Health Institute of Dominica, established in April 2015 by the Dominica Employers’ Federation.According to Executive Director of the Dominica Employers’ Federation, Archille Joseph there is definitely a need for increase safety awareness and safety practices safety procedures, not only in business and industry, but also in our civil lives among all Dominicans based on the increased number of vehicular accidents and collisions.Thus, one of the programs that they decided to establish very early was the Certified Fire Marshal course to provide critical training in containing and preventing fires and ensuring continuity of business.Joseph informed that the training program subjected participants to “critical academic and practical experience in how to contain a fire and even more so, how to prevent a fire, how to spot areas that a fire may start, how to reduce the vulnerability, how to look at hazards and risk assessment, how to look at our typical home setting where you may have a cabinet with soft drink and weedicides and all kind of cides in there and to come up with a regime, an awareness that will ensure the continuity of business”.“We are very proud to announce our first cohort of certified fire marshals who have successfully completed the training,” Joseph said.He noted that “it wasn’t just training” as the participants had to complete a three-part written assessment and a practical assessment where every student had to successfully extinguish a fire.“They had to pass the practical assessment to get an overall pass so even if you pass the written assessment and you fail the practical, you fail… and in the three part written assessment, you had to pass part C, which was a structured answer,” Joseph explained. “So it shows that the people who will be certified, we are sure, we are guaranteed that they have met the requirements to be certified as fire marshals,” Joseph added.– / 45 563 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share LocalNews Nineteen certified as fire marshals by: Dominica Vibes News – October 28, 2016last_img

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