Prevention is better than cleaning up

The cost of cleaning up a mess caused by fire is often more than preventing it in the first place.

That was the message from Junior Minister of National Security, Senator Jeff Baron, when he opened Air Care’s seminar on fire safety at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

He told the audience: “Part of the message of this seminar is to consider being more pro-active about what you are doing for fire prevention.”

The all-day seminar featured presentations on fire safety equipment from Air Care’s partners Troy Life and Fire Safety, Tyco Fire Protection Products and Victualic.

Representatives from each company spoke on fire prevention and protection systems they can install working alongside Air Care, such as the one now protecting the Bermuda Archives (http://bernews.com/2015/10/new-fire-system-to-protect-bermuda-archives/).

In addition, Lieutenant Aaron Denkins, of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service’s fire protection division, gave a presentation on the new Fire Safety Act which is expected to come into force later this year.

He told the audience: “Our goal is to know about the state of the buildings in order to help the Fire Service deliver the right resource in the event of a fire.”

Air Care’s general manager, Brendan Stones said: “I thought the Senator was spot on when he spoke about the cost of clearing up. Fire protection systems are very cost effective in the long-run.

“It was an excellent and very informative seminar and I hope that those who attended learnt a lot about new products we have available for fire protection.”

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