Meeting the President – GAFSIP 5

12 October
In the Presidential Suite with the Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennel and The High Commissioner of Gambia Sharon Walder ..waiting for our audience with His Excellency President Adama Barrow. I have quite a lot that I would like to discuss with the President if I get the chance and so I find myself excited as opposed to fearful. I really believe in this project and I want to share my passion but also talk about ways of moving forward to an even more excellent service.

I was indeed able to speak with him at length, I put forward a suggestion of how the government in Gambia might consider embedding the fire service in their current planning and policy making to ensure the service continues to develop and more citizens have access to the life saving gift. Saving one life is …priceless. The fact that we have together already saved thousands is not quantifiable …life is …life.

He was very receptive. We were able to look over the draft of Gambias very first Fire Law to be implemented later this year or early next year.

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