Fire Mitigation and Recovery in the Selected Strategic Organizations in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria

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Fire Mitigation and Recovery in the Selected Strategic Organizations in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria

Fire Mitigation and Recovery in the Selected Strategic Organizations in Port Harcourt Metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria

Akiojano, A. S., Obafemi A.A. and Ogoro M.
Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies; Faculty of Social Sciences University of Port Harcourt
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Fire mitigation and recovery in three selected strategic organizations in Port Harcourt Metropolis is a comprehensive assessment to know the level of fire mitigation and recovery in Indorama Petrochemical Industries Eleme, Notore Chemical Industries PLC Onne and Shell Petroleum Corporation at Etche all in Obio/Akpor axis of Port Harcourt Metropolis. This research is prompted by the proximity of these Organization areas to the community’s settlement. The study analyzed the ability and capacity of the organizations to build back better, mitigate and recover from fire inferno. The research design is abductive reasoning carried out by observation, interview and checklist to compare the organizations’ performances. The sample size for each organization cut-across ten (10) sources of personnel from management and supervisory level according to each organization as stipulated in the questionnaire for four years (2017 – 2020) with Indorama having working population over 5,000 while Shell and Notore over 2000 respectively. Data collection was achieved through Primary and secondary sources. Primary data source is derived through structured questionnaire, interview, observation and checklist designed to cover the objective of study. Secondary data source is achieved from information that is secondary in nature and are derived from Organization journals such as Notore Tribe and Shell Info, Board publications as well as office and site posters. Descriptive tool parameter measurement method is in percentages, frequency, tables Analysis taking decision to be Strongly agreed, Agreed, Disagreed and Strongly disagreed with weighted average. Finding reveals that in  Organizational commitment and robust maintenance to safety culture; Shell organization with 31% and weighted average 3.2; Indorama with 30% and weighted average 3.0 and Notore with 32% and weighted average 3.1 all strongly agreed to the standard of safety. Also to the objective of adherence to New technology plan and implementation/ Network and resource generation establishment; Shell with 38%, Indorama with 34% and Notore with 39%  and weighted averages of 2.8, 2.9 and 2.6 respectively. All the organizations’ performances met weighted averages and are recommended to be consistent and make improvement for further changes.

Keywords: Fire, Mitigation, Organisation, Notore, Shell, Indorama

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