September 22, 2017

Nay Pyi Taw celebrates National Fire Service Day

A firefighter demonstrates firefighting skills at the 70th Myanmar Fire Service Day celebration in Nay Pyi Taw.
A firefighter demonstrates firefighting skills at the 70th Myanmar Fire Service Day celebration in Nay Pyi Taw.

MYANMAR’S fire service brigade came into existence as an answer to the call of national needs, said Dr Myo Aung, Chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, on the occasion of the 70th Myanmar Fire Service Day celebration in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his address, the Nay Pyi Taw Council chairman said Myanmar has encountered natural disasters because of its geographic location and changing weather patterns.
The country’s Fire Service Department is trying hard to improve its performance and fire service technologies to minimise disaster losses, he added.
A total of 300 fire service members from townships in Nay Pyi Taw took part in the National Fire Service Day celebration, demonstrating techniques of rescue and firefighting operations with the use of vehicles and firefighting equipment.
According to official figures, fire outbreaks across the country during the previous five years cost Myanmar over K23.4 billion (US$20 million) in property loss and damage.

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