CEMO hosts symposium on fire safety

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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) began the first of a two-day symposium on Fire Management, Awareness, and Preparation.

The symposium, held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, gathered members of the Belize City Council, the National Fire Service, and Belize Port Authority, along with businesses such as Benny’s, Hyde Shipping and St. John’s Credit Union.

During the symposium, participants will engage in discussions on topics such as: fire prevention, fire safety for families and businesses, and marine firefighting.

The symposium also features detailed discussions on both the Chateau Caribbean and Majestic Alley fires, and a simulation fire exercise, scheduled for day two.

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley, emphasized that collaboration is the major theme of the symposium, and highlighted that it is important to have the private sector working with the emergency management authorities.

Bradley said that the Majestic Alley fire, which left over 80 people homeless emphasized the need for a discussion on fire safety and its surrounding issues.

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