According to the fire boss the commemoration was to showcase the dedication, readiness and commitment of the officials in response to distress calls at all times and further exhibit the efforts of government to promote a safety culture and imbibe the values of collective responsibility against the one man show syndrome of the past.
The directorate in the last two years has re-strategized and adopted a holistic approach to fire safety campaign by reaching out and engaging the youths in the its enlightenment safety campaign, so as to encourage positive attitudinal behavior and create community networks, Increase youth involvement; expend their knowledge of potential threats and ensuring that they know how to report appropriately to the authorities and also educate their families and neighbors to be safety conscious.
Reiterating that in combating fire, members of public also have roles to play such as instant calls to the Fire Service during Fire or other related Emergencies, giving right of ways to fire engines, sharing necessary or helpful information to the officials, clearing off condoned incident scenes as well as rendering necessary assistance.
He thereby appealed to the public to desist from damaging government facilities as lots of tax payers money were expended in providing the amenities for the safety use of Lagosians and also explained the negative consequences of unwarranted but coordinated attacks on firemen as an indirect denial of other people.
The week long activities which included a seminar, Jumat service and inter denominational service was ended by visitation and presentation of gifts and celebration plaques to M.D Special School at Omole, Agidingbi Junior Grammar School, Ikeja, Government Technical College also at Ikeja and rounded it off with a street rally in the state.