Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post After a series of fires in recent days, Neth Vantha, director of the National Police Police's Fire Prevention and Control Department Urged all municipal / provincial fire departments to pay more attention to public awareness about fire prevention measures. Economy to the local level so that they have an understanding and prevention of fire which may arise eventually.

Just three days, from February 14 to February 20, 2020, Mr. Vantha said on Monday. 10 house fires in 5 provinces: Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampot, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom More than 20 homes and property in total Bribe money for tens of thousands of dollars.

He said all the fires in the past were largely due to the negligence of the locals. Neglected to inspect and replace the old, worn-out gas line system, broken down, and leaked after the operation. Durable Years. In addition, the burning of cigarette butts and light sources continues to occur in some remote areas. The dry season triggers wildfires and spreads to homes in some villages.

“So far, fire prevention and education officials have been training on fire prevention and prevention at the grassroots level,” said Vantha. Some, but the awareness and participation of our people is limited, so we need to educate them more Them He is more aware and involved in fire prevention more effectively. ”

Mr. Vantha added that, as noted earlier, local people, whether in the capital city, in the province or in remote areas When the fire broke out, the villagers or the owners of the house, still holding grudges, did not dare to tear or destroy any part of the house or Its buildings are abandoned to prevent the spread of fire House the others.

He added that some residents have decided to purchase fire extinguishers for use in the family, but given the financial situation in the family His products are so limited that they are reluctant to spend money on products made from internationally recognized companies . The use of quality fireproofing tubes and fire extinguishers not only waste money in buying them but also leads to overcrowding. Neither can it be used for any good.

Kompong Thom provincial police chief Ouk Kosal told the Post on Monday that from February 22 to 27 His province will organize a public awareness campaign on fire prevention measures for people in the districts Kampong Thom Province, of which there are Experts will be demonstrating some of the techniques in burning the fire so that people can use it to help in the event of a fire. Happens.

“In fact, most of our people are not aware of fire techniques, most of them lose ownership when it comes to fire,” Kosal said. Seeing the flame burn more fiercely. ”

According to Kosal, the old adage has repeatedly put the boat into the middle of the river, not to burn down the house because it sank in the middle of the river. Little loss, but if the house fire is causing the loss of all the belongings and at least one family faces Hunger and homelessness ៕