The Director General of the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), G. Warsuwah Barvoul, has disclosed that the agency desperately needs logistics including five fire trucks and other fire- fighting equipment to effectively carry out its operations across the country.

Director General Barvoul said the inadequacy of fire trucks and other fire- fighting materials has hampered the smooth operations of the LNFS.

Speaking to reporters yesterday in Monrovia, the LNFS Director indicated that it was not possible for the agency to promptly respond to fire incidents in Monrovia and parts of the country in the absence of fire trucks and other logistics.

He said when more fire trucks and other equipment are available the LNFS will be fast and functional in responding to fire disasters in Liberia, particularly Monrovia.

 Director Barvoul has warned against the use of Candle light, Mosquito coil, charcoal pots and gasoline in communities.

He described the items as risky and agents of fire outbreak and cautioned community residents to be careful in using them.

According to him, the LNFS has conducted series of awareness exercises in various communities in Montserrado and its environs about the usage of candle light, mosquito coil and charcoal, among others.

 Director Barvoul also said the failure of community residents   and drivers to observe the movement of fire- fighting trucks in time of fire disaster is one of the difficulties the LNFS faces in reaching out to places where there are fire cases on time.

He further named the construction of houses on various allays as another factor posing serious problems to the LNFS in speedily reaching disaster areas.