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Fire extinguishers notably missing from schools

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Education Suruhanu Dominic Terlaje says most of the public schools he has visited lack operable fire extinguishers. Terlaje expressed concerns to DOE and the Guam Fire Department, saying the problem needs to be corrected. He says extinguishers must be re-serviced every year.

Terlaje and Public Health recently visited F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School in Yigo, saying, "Without properly serviced fire suppression systems, the schools really don't have that equipment and that's really important to have. We have 1,100 students here and we have to have a fire suppression system working at all times."

As for other complaints at school campuses, Terlaje says not many calls have been flowing in to his office. He says he's hoping these inspections will force the schools to comply with the 14 points of the Every Child is Entitled to An Adequate Public Education Act.

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