On 26th March 2014 at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, Patong, Phuket Vice Governor -Jamroen Thippayapongthada presided over the 2014 disaster prevention and mitigation (fire protection and suspension) training event. Also attending the training were Khun San Jantarawong – Chief of The Phuket Office of Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Patong municipal officers, local businesses and local governments officials.
Khun San said “This training is held each and every year so that all sectors can have knowledge about and train in handling fire properly. This is essential to build confidence and security for the local people, tourists and businesses. This training is attended by various agencies responsible for disaster prevention and mitigation and it allows them to learn and understand the different procedures which are set out by the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation offices. It also ensures effectiveness should a disaster occur. As a result of this training, Phuket is a much safer place. The main objective of this training is to focus on enhancing knowledge, skills, and expertise of personnel officers, as well as testing equipment and vehicles using real life situations.”