The Community Safety Committee in Crater – Aden conducted an awareness training session on “Rapid and Initial Intervention during Fires” at Bazaraa School for Girls. Students, teachers, and school workers were first introduced to the community safety concept and its importance to public safety. The training presented methods of rapid and initial intervention during the outbreak of fires and a fire prevention plan for the school was developed. The training was attended by a number of teachers and the administrative staff from Bazaraa School for Girls as well as from members of the Community Safety Committee in Crater.
This activity is part of an initiative called “Reducing the risks of disasters and fires”, implemented by the Community Safety Committee in Crater District. This initiative was developed to address the problems analyzed from a recent needs assessment in the targeted areas, which identified domestic fires being the main challenge threatening the safety of Crater’s citizens. This is due to the lack of basic capabilities in firefighters as well as the current blockage on main roads resulting from remnants of the recent violent confrontation (destroyed vehicles and buildings).
This initiative also provided a basic firefighting kit in the targeted neighborhoods, which aimed to contribute to quick action during fire emergencies. On the other hand, the community safety committee contributed to a cleaning campaign that cleared main roads so the fire engines could arrive on time during emergency events.
It is worth noting that the implementation of this initiative comes with a generous support from the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands under the community safety project, which is being implemented in its first phase in five Yemeni cities.