Hospital staff gain firefighting skills

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

STAFF of the Gerehu Hospital in NCD were part of a recent fire warden training conducted by the PNG Fire Service.
Hospital manager Kenneth Rorah said it was important for the staff to know what to do in the event of a fire.
Rorah said 52 participants from the hospital, St John Ambulance and the Gerehu police station took part in the training.
“We introduced the training because there are many buildings, a lot of patients in the wards plus the staff so when there is a fire, they can escape.”
He said the training covered the basic steps of a fire rescue, fire escape, identifying fire emergency exits in buildings and how to use extinguishers.
Rorah said different types of fires caused by electrical faults and gas mishaps were identified and firefighting skills were demonstrated.
The one-day training was the first of its kind introduced to the hospital at Gerehu.