The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) has advised residents to equip their homes, offices and cars with basic fire equipment to prevent fire outbreak.
Idriss, who emphasised that homes should be equipped with fire extinguishers and fire blankets, advised that gas cylinders should be kept outside the kitchen.
He noted that the annual market fire incidents in the FCT have started with the Kubwa and Nyanya markets, and called for the segmenting of markets to keep people using inflammable and combustible items away from other traders.
Idriss explained that the agency required more ambulances, funds and manpower to reduce the response time from five to three minutes. (NAN)