With One Day Funding from the ACC we have purchased 72 fire extinguishers to place around the slum, fire proofing our world.
Each family who receives a unit will also get a free refill if they need to use the unit to put out a fire. Last year we put out one dozen fires out with our 10 prototype fire extinguishers in various homes of our leaders. One of these fires was a whole house ablaze, and potentially very dangerous for many homes in that area. Two of our Fire Extinguishers turned up within minutes of the alarm being raised and literally saved the day. So by putting another 70 fire extinguishers throughout the slum, we are having a serious and very measurable impact upon safety and fire prevention for a population of 100,000+ people.
Homes that receive a unit will have a sign painted on their homes identifying that there is a fire extinguisher there for the neighbours to access in an emergencey.
We will distribute fire awareness information and do a demonstration of how to use the extinguishers in four separate areas of Baseco.
We are so appreciative to the ACC and all of the various One Day supporters, both individuals and churches.
Thank you so much.