Categories: Featured News, Events
Tags: events, Lagos

Lagos International Fire Safety Conference 2024 set for June at Balmoral Convention Center

Share this content


Explore fire safety innovations at the Lagos International Fire Safety Conference 2024

Scheduled for June 25-27, 2024, the Lagos International Fire Safety Conference will take place at the Balmoral Convention Center, located within the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino on Victoria Island.

This event is themed “Stakeholders Collaboration: A Panacea to Incessant Fire Disasters in Lagos” and aims to foster collaboration and innovation among fire safety professionals.

Rising fire incidents: a call for action

Recent statistics from the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service show a sharp increase in fire-related emergencies, with distress calls nearly doubling from 1,195 in 2021 to 2,537 in 2023.

The human and material losses have also escalated, with the latest figures showing 82 lives lost and properties worth N25.37 billion destroyed in 2023 alone.

These alarming trends underscore the urgent need for improved fire safety measures and enhanced public awareness.

Conference highlights and objectives

The conference will address these challenges through a series of enlightening workshops, panel discussions, and exhibitions focused on disaster risk management and dangerous goods handling.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, will deliver the welcome address and engage with attendees on the state’s efforts in fire safety.

“Safety and preparedness are at the core of our industry’s focus,” said a conference spokesperson.

“This event will provide attendees with the tools and knowledge they need to protect lives and properties.”

Receive the latest breaking news straight to your inbox