Press Release

Veconinter Guyana receives fire prevention training

03/11/2016 by Carlos Leones

The team of Veconinter Guyana received training by Guyana’s Fire Prevention Department last month, on Fire Prevention Week 2016.

For 42nd occasion, Guyana celebrates Fire Prevention Week with the theme “Fire Safety, A Collective Responsibility for the Preservation of Life and Property”, in order to increase awareness on the role of society to prevent unwanted disastrous fires.

“We must take a stand both individually as well as collectively since fires have a devastating effect on the nation as a whole. Every fire loss brings with it, economic, psychological, emotional as well as social trauma, not only for the victims but also for the country as a whole,” said Guyana’s Ministry of Public Security.

Inspector Joseph Semple in the offices of Veconinter Guyana provided an educational workshop and a Fire Prevention Inspection in order to make the necessary observations to ensure the safety and well-being of all the employees.

Veconinter Guyana on Fire Prevention Week

Veconinter Guyana receives training on Fire Prevention Week 2016

During the activity, Inspector Semple made some recommendations to the members of the team and provided an inspection report.  In parallel, Veconinter Guyana donated to the Fire Department a contribution to ensure the continuity of programs in favor of Guyana’s safety.

About Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.