Fire Service Request Land For Fire Station

Ghana National Fire Service

The Adentan Municipal Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Divisional Officer (DO I) Helen Amankwaa, has called on chiefs in the Greater Accra Region to allocate lands for fire stations.

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DOI Amankwaa said the move would help bring the GNFS to the door step of people and create room for immediate response when there is a fire outbreak.

The Fire Service Commander was speaking with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of a fire safety education organised under the auspices of the Municipal Fire Service Command for the people in the Municipality on Wednesday.

She expressed worry about the failure of some chiefs in the Region to make land available for the location of fire stations despite the several appeals made to them by the GNFS, describing it as “an enemy towards the quest of the GNFS to make its services readily available to Ghanaians”.

She said some chiefs in other regions had allocated lands for fire stations, which she thought must be emulated by those in the Greater Accra Region.

“It is sad for chiefs to make lands available for schools, churches and other institutions but forget about fire stations. GNFS plays a key role in the safety of people and properties. They should not underrate its relevance,” she said.

While commending the participants for taking part in the safety education, DOI Amankwaa assured that the Municipal Fire Service would work tirelessly to ensure that the area was free from fire outbreaks to safeguard the lives of the people.

She called on them to maintain confidence in the GNFS, saying plans were far advanced to intensify fire safety education to help school the people in the Municipality on fire fighting and preventive measures.

“We would extend the education to all communities in the Municipality, including schools and corporate organisations as a way to increase its efficacy,” she said.

The Commander called on the public to take the fire safety knowledge imparted to them seriously to help combat the menace in the country.

The Commander of the Ministries Fire Station, Divisional Officer (DOII) Naomi Ofori Adubea, said the GNFS had persons with disabilities in mind and would soon train some fire officers in sign languages to be able to educate hearing impaired persons in the country.

DOII Adubea expressed displeasure over the failure all of the GNFS’s safety education projects to include persons with disabilities and called for measures to be put in place to cover them in subsequent projects.


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