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RNP trains RIB investigators on fire safety and investigation

By IGIHE
On 1 November 2021 at 06:16

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) Fire and Rescue Brigade (FRB) has trained 30 staff of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) on fire safety and related investigation.

The one-day training was conducted on Sunday 31st October 2021, at RIB Headquarters in Kimihurura, Gasabo District. It is part of the RNP initiative to equip different institutions in Rwanda with basic skills against fire emergencies.

Trainees were equipped with separate skills to fight fire and to conduct fire cases related investigations including fire chemistry, fire behavior, classification of fire and extinguishing media and causes of arson and fire in general.

Other disciplines tackled include precaution safety measures on cooking gas, definition of fire investigation, fire investigation goals, and skills required for an investigator in the field of fire science.

Assistant Commissinoner of Police (ACP) Paul Gatambira, the Commanding officer for Fire and Rescue Brigade said that the investigators were first trained about fire chemistry to be aware of fire causes and components.

“It is important to understand the components and chemistry of fire if you are to create impact in prevention and response to related emergencies. You need to know types of fires and firefighting techniques as well as safer ways to use Liquefied Petroleum Gas in homes.

These are some of the skills and knowledge that were extended to the RIB investigators to help them both in their duties and back in their respective homes," said CP Gatambira.

He added: "This training was designed specifically to equip them with investigation priorities upon arrival at the scene in regard to witness safety, examination, evidence collection and analysis and establishing the cause and origin of fire.”

CP Gatambira explained that fire investigations require advanced skills and knowledge in fire science to build the case and facilitate the justice process.

The one-day training was conducted on Sunday, October 31, at RIB Headquarters in Kimihurura, Gasabo District.

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