Uasin Gishu’s capital Eldoret, will soon host one of Kenya’s biggest Fire Fighting and Response Training School.
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited is establishing a fire training school in Eldoret.
And speaking as he hosted Kenya Pipeline officials at his office, Governor Jackson Mandago said there is need for counties to be equipped with fire response skills.
“Fire Reponse is one of the devolved functions to counties and therefore there is a big need for devolved units to invest in it.”
“In fact until 2017, fire engines from Eldoret would serve to as far as Nandi Hills and West Pokot. This shows how necessary these fire fighting services and skills are,” says Mandago.
The County Governnent had had an intention of establshing a fire fighting and response school but the coming of Pipeline’s means the county will sign an MoU.
Already, Governor Mandago is arranging for his Government to sponsor fire response staff to be trained on fire fighting. The County Education Revolving Fund will facilitate tuition.
But the training will also be an advantage to the County Governmnent of Uasin Gishu, which is already establishing additional fire stations in Burnt Forest and Maili Nne for efficiency in growing towns.
Mandago, a trained fire marshall, says trainings on basic fire response skills are necessary with expansion and growing urbanization.
The Fire Fighting Training School is coming up at KPC’s Eldoret Depot, with Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas set to take up curriculum and training.