Lagos to establish four additional emergency response units, fire station
To ensure that the response rate of emergency responders is quicker and faster, the Lagos State government yesterday announced plans to set up four additional Emergency Response Units in four divisions across the state.
The Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Seye Oladejo, who made this disclosure, said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode approved the establishment of the unit and a new fire station.
The decision was revealed during a quarterly stakeholders meeting of all emergency responders in the state at Alausa, Ikeja on the review of the Lagos State Emergency Response Plan (ERP).
The additional Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Units (LRU) would be sited across four different divisions of the state – Badagry, Costain, Epe and Ikorodu, while the fire station will be built at Ijegun area of the state.
He said the decision to locate a new fire station at Ijegun was informed by the determination of the state to prevent a reoccurrence of the recent fire incident that gutted a tank farm at Ijegun Ibasa in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos.
The LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said the periodic stakeholders’ meeting was meant to seek further collaborations and synergize areas of operations towards the urgent need in achieving a sustainable disaster risk reductions as well as efficient management of emergencies/disaster in the state.
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