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Assessment of causes and control of fire disaster in Arepo neighbourhood, Ogun State, Nigeria

Oloke, C. Olayinka and Oluwatobi, A. O. and Oni, A. and Oke, D. (2021) Assessment of causes and control of fire disaster in Arepo neighbourhood, Ogun State, Nigeria. In: 5th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2021, Online.

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This study examined the occurrence of fire disaster in Arepo community of Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State with emphasis on residential buildings. Questionnaires were administered to 210 adult residents of the neighbourhood while only 150 valid questionnaires are subsequently used for the analysis. Responses were measured on 5-Point Likert scale while the mean score, relative important index as well as frequency and percentages were also used for the analysis. Results were presented with Tables and charts. The study found that residential fire disaster ranked 2nd among the six segments/object of fire disaster that had occurred in the community. It was further observed that faulty electrical appliances, carelessness and faulty cooking gadget ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd among the causes of residential fire outbreak in the neighbourhood and that majority of residential housing units are ill-equipped against fire outbreak within the residential neighbourhood in the community. The study therefore concluded by suggesting that government provide firefighting station in the community of Arepo and that the general public has to be enlightened on the importance of providing active firefighting equipment such as fire alarm system, smoke detector, flame detector, heat detector fire extinguisher etc. in their homes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fire disaster, extinguisher, residential, community, fire control
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2023 15:54
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2023 15:54

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