College of Health Sciences
A group photo of the facilitators and participants of the fire safety and security sensitization for staff and students at the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
The University of Nairobi’s staff and students at the College of Health Sciences, Kenyatta Campus were Tuesday sensitized on fire safety and security.
The 4-hour exercise was carried out by facilitators drawn from various agencies including the National Police Service, National Disaster Management Unit, Red Cross, Fire Brigade and University Security Department.
The attendees were introduced to the Incident Management System (ICS), taught how it works and how it can be used to manage an incident.
They were also taught how to handle Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) materials that might be used to cause a disaster at the institution.
One of the facilitators gave a talk on fire and safety management, followed by a demonstration on how to put off a fire using a fire extinguisher.
A Kenya Red Cross representative taught the attendees on how to give emergency medical care to victims of a disaster.
Mr. Cosmas Mukusa demonstrates how to disarm an armed attacker.
A topic on safety and security was also covered, where the lead facilitator Mr. Cosmas Mukusa, who was the lead facilitator of the exercise, demonstrated how to disarm an armed attacker.
The staff were also informed of the procedure that should be followed when an institution wants to conduct a safety drill.
The week-long exercise will be carried out in all UoN Campuses. It is aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of staff and students in management of emergencies and disasters.
Its goal is to enhance disaster risk reduction, sensitization, and training at UoN using inter agency approach.
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