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Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by igbsam(m): 11:57am On Jun 10, 2015
It is not uncommon for fuel tankers to burst into flames on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria's largest city. For the last decade photographer Akintunde Akinleye has been capturing the moment firemen turn up:





Fuel tanker explosions are so common in Lagos that local media have been known to report multiple fires in one night.



The state governor Akinwunmi Ambode recently blamed frequent tanker explosions on drivers' carelessness causing crashes. Bad brakes have also been blamed.



The fire service is not well equipped for a city the size of Lagos. There are very few fire-fighting vehicles and they have been known to go to the scene of a fire without water.



The fire service in Lagos is not a particularly big one - there are 13 fire stations in a city of about 20 million people. Its equipment is also not designed to cope with Lagos' many high-rise buildings.




However, it is the best-equipped service in Nigeria, though the firemen risk their lives for poor pay. Fire is not the only risk - they have been attacked by angry people who accuse them of arriving late.




Firemen are also vulnerable to attacks from people who do not want them to put out fires so they can use the confusion of a fire outbreak to loot.




Reports after this fire in 2012 said people tried to loot this wreckage of a plane. It had fallen from the sky and burst into flames when it hit a printing works.


To These Brave Men who risked their lives day in day out to fight fire situations in and all around lagos despite being poorly equipped. I think they deserve our respect just like we accord to the police and military wings of the Nigerian forces. This thread is dedicated to them and to help make their voices heard with an echo sound that it is time they should be given proper attention by equipping them the more with sophisticated tools to help fight fire considering the rampaging incidence of fire all around lagos this past weeks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32397007

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by LexzyLex: 12:04pm On Jun 10, 2015
NICE ONE >> FIREPROOF.

Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by donsmall94(m): 12:09pm On Jun 10, 2015
Ok
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by ruggedboy01: 12:19pm On Jun 10, 2015
Tanker bombers everywhere

Babaonechance (AKA) dullard of nigeria well done angry sad

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by BeeBeeOoh(m): 12:19pm On Jun 10, 2015
That poster above me just Saraki'ed my mandate, I suppose 2b d Thirdus Du Commentus..

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by asumo12: 12:19pm On Jun 10, 2015
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Nobody: 12:19pm On Jun 10, 2015
Photoshop .. how could the firemen look so comfortable behind a raging fire??

Only the last picture looks real..

Kudos to our firemen still.....

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Missmossy(f): 12:19pm On Jun 10, 2015
Deserved heroes!!!



Men like these should be celebrated.

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by dammytosh: 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
Nice one

These are heroes to be celebrated.

Not one drunken master losing election and accepting the result.

Or rogue politicians cross carpeting per seconds because of personal ambitions.

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by freshness2020: 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
Nice one
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by PHfinest(m): 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
Ok
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by andreernest28(m): 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
cant view your pix man
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by madridguy(m): 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
good work by the firefighter
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by mmafhew(m): 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
Dancing shoki.. FTC here i cum.. Dedicate this land to our u-20 playerscheesywink
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by handsomeclouds(m): 12:20pm On Jun 10, 2015
.....And I don't know why the second man in the third picture is smiling amidst a disaster!
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by tigonana: 12:21pm On Jun 10, 2015
Weldone boys.

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by datafreebie: 12:21pm On Jun 10, 2015
Nigerians are always great, irrespective of their field of endeavor
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
Firemen are always HOT!! wink
God bless their hustle! embarassed
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by uzeba(m): 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
nawa ooo!!
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by kingarizona1(m): 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
After the military..... These are my Heros

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by kennydee05(m): 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
These are the real hero
God keep you all
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Akinz0126(m): 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
Abeg which 9Ja Emergency number dey go?

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Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by omisakint: 12:22pm On Jun 10, 2015
One of the most '' Behind '' jobs in america.
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by anonimi: 12:23pm On Jun 10, 2015
With no TAP water all over the state

Na which kind foolish person dey start build im house from the roof? grin

APC is about useless change!
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Emmy4Naija: 12:23pm On Jun 10, 2015
Good one and bravo to these men.
However, we must keep this thread on until it gets to the right authorities to equip the firemen properly. Imagine fighting fire on rubber safety boot.
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by bastien: 12:23pm On Jun 10, 2015
Cool, I love the first pic
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Nobody: 12:23pm On Jun 10, 2015
dammytosh:
Nice one

These are heroes to be celebrated.

Not one drunken master losing election and accepting the result.

Or rogue politicians cross carpeting per seconds because of personal ambitions.
Lol
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by alaoeri: 12:23pm On Jun 10, 2015
Brave men unlike the police.
Re: Photos: The FireMen Of Lagos (Service To Humanity) by Harkynkunle(m): 12:23pm On Jun 10, 2015
Permit me to say.... it's colourful and beautiful....
Though not what we pray for

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