A 2-storey building located at 2 Norman William Street Ikoyi was rescued from being consumed by fire on Sunday afternoon by swift response from men of the Federal Fire Service in Lagos State.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the Federal Fire Service as saying the swift response was made possible because the Service received alert of the fire in good time.
“Fire at 2 Norman William Street Ikoyi Lagos was swiftly extinguished because we got the alert in good time,” the Service stated after the quenching fire and rescuing the building.
The Nigeria Federal Fire Service had unveiled a Fire Alert System Mobile Application known as FASAPP to reduce the response time of firefighters to fire outbreaks in the country.
TNG reports FASAPP, which was released in May 2018, was unveiled during a workshop and enlightenment programme on ‘Enforcement of Fire Alarms and Extinguishing Equipment Regulation’ on Thursday in Abuja.
The Controller-General of the Service, Mr Joseph Anebi, at the unveiling said when fire outbreak occurs, the mobile App has the capability to inform the Fire Service and the owner of the building simultaneously.
“With SmokeCom, an innovative feature of this App, buildings will be registered and fire detectors installed such that when there is fire outbreak, the Fire Service and the owner of the building will be automatically contacted.
“FASAPP also provides the general public with emergency ambulance services and fire educational enlightenment notifications.
“It also helps to control the use of fire extinguishers for Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), drug trafficking, proliferation of arms, prevents structural fire and attracts foreign investment,” Anebi said.
He said the new app had helped to regulate the sale of fire extinguishers.
“All fire extinguisher vendors will be mandated to register and will be closely monitored for quality assurance and tracking for security purposes,” he said.
According to him, the Service had been blamed for the late turn out to emergency scenes and the circulation of fake extinguishers in the country.
He said FASAPP could be downloaded from all APP stores by simply dialling *735*3*300#.
Anebi said the introduction of FASAPP to the agency had repositioned it to serve Nigerians better.
“This no doubt shows our continuous efforts to ensure the safety of lives, properties and the environment,” he said.
FASAPP is available for free download here for Android users. Federal Fire Service said it is working on integrating iOS soon.