The University of Belize holds fire drill training

The University of Belize holds fire drill training

The University of Belize is making sure its faculty, staff, and students remain safe in case of an emergency. Today, UB’s Belmopan Campus held its fire awareness safety drill. The purpose of the exercise was to familiarize and re-enforce proper evacuation routes and practices. Gladstone Bucknor, Officer Commanding, Belmopan Fire Station, and John Salam, UB’s Chief Security Officer, say that the drill was successful and explained the importance of being prepared for fire emergencies.

Gladstone Bucknor, Officer Commanding, Belmopan Fire Station: “We conducted a simulation drill in conjunction with the UB Staff, police and medic and we want to see their response and how they evacuate their premises. They just need to have a better evacuation plan in their facility and this is where we can come in and assist them in modifying what they have so it could be better for the staff and the students of UB.”

John Salam, Chief Security Officer, University of Belize: First of all the purpose of this fire safety drill we did today is to have our faculty, staff and students to be aware of the safety, how they could exit the building in the appropriate time by not panicking or sometimes we get stressed out because of the alertness but the most foremost is to have our members, the university community to be aware of the safety of any sort of emergency like these. Today was very successful, all the participants including the fire department, the police and the staff did an excellent drill today.”

   

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