Cuba's energy conservation program helps reduce fires
- Submitted by: admin
- Science and Technology
- 05 / 31 / 2007
The massive distribution of domestic electric appliances, which is part of the energy revolution that Cuba has been undertaking over the past few years, has contributed to the reduction of fires by 63 percent in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas.
The energy program has also substituted lines, transformers, and other defective devices, thus contributing to a fall of 106 less such accidents in the province's eight municipalities.
According to Maj. Francisco Escobar, second chief of the local fire department, persuasion and the participation of the population in prevention activities have helped to avoided human suffering and material losses.
However, he noted people still make costly errors, which basically affect the agriculture and residential sectors.
Source: Radio Habana Cuba