EMDI Akure, Nigeria

The event commenced at 11:56 a.m. with the National prayer, followed by the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive’s opening remarks. The Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mrs. Fausat Olumide Yusuf (MNIM, MBA), represented by Engr. Joseph Oladimeji Alasoluyi (Head, Manufacturing Services Department), welcomed staff to the training, emphasizing the importance of fire prevention and protection as a collective responsibility to ensure safety. He encouraged participants to pay attention and ask questions for clarification. Dr. Kingsley Ukoba, the seminar coordinator and a staff of Design, Modelling, and Simulation Unit, provided a brief overview of the course and encouraged participants to be attentive. He then introduced the presenter.

The training covered a comprehensive scope, including:

– Course Objectives

– Introduction to Fire

– Principles of Fire

– Fire Prevention and Protection

– Building Classifications and Evaluation Process

– Overview of Fire Safety Equipment

– Fire Risk Assessment

– Fire Safety Inspection in Buildings

Engr. Olumuyiwa A. Adeyemi (Quality Assurance/Quality Control Unit, Manufacturing Services Department) delivered a thorough PowerPoint presentation on “Fire Prevention and Protection,” covering the course scope. The training also featured a practical session where the presenter demonstrated how to effectively use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in an office or home setting. This hands-on exercise provided participants with valuable experience and confidence in responding to fire emergencies.

Dr. Ojo Jeremiah Akinribide (Research and Development Department) facilitated the question-and-answer session, where participants asked salient questions and received responses from the presenter. Engr. J.O. Alasoluyi, representing the Ag-MD/CE, shared a personal experience from his time at the Nigerian Foundry, where his inability to properly use a provided safety gadget almost resulted in him losing his eyes and job. He emphasized the importance of taking safety and fire prevention and protection seriously, as it can have a significant impact on one’s life. He admonished staff to always prioritize safety and take necessary precautions to prevent accidents. The training concluded with the national anthem at exactly 1:12 p.m.

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