Fire officers from the Akatsi South Municipal command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) have held a fire fighting training workshop for students of Human Factor Leadership Senior High School in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta region.
The one-day training programme, which was organised by management of the School at the
school’s premises at Akatsi old tobacco block was targeted at equipping all students with basic
knowledge in fire-fighting.
DO l Simon Wardie, Akatsi South Municipal Fire Commander said, it was important for everyone
to have some basic skills regarding how to deal with fire outbreaks without necessarily depending
on their outfit.
He said the training was important for the young ones, which would keep them safe during any
future fire challenge.
“Be ambassadors of fire safety wherever you find yourselves to all live without any disaster,” he
Mr Wardie also appealed to the government to make the training compulsory in all educational
institutions as they were targeting zero cases of fire outbreak in the Municipality before the end of
This he said, called for intensive public education on the ways to prevent fire.
DOIII Elikplim Nyamadexe and STNO Emmanuel Ankrah, all from the fire service, took students
through the class of fires and how to fight them.
Practical exhibitions were displayed after students were taken through the theoretical knowledge
Mr Gabriel Abusa, Principal of the School disclosed that it was important to keep inviting the fire
safety team to the school so “our students could adjust to any possible fire disaster anywhere they
He also said, the school had a library with a huge number of books as well as other perishable
items and should there be any fire outbreak
The students of the school after the training expressed joy about the initiative.
Shine Datsomor, a form three General Arts student and Courage Sanaki, also a form three
Business student who participated in the training, expressed their excitement about the programme.
“This idea ought to be commended and we thank management of the school for bringing it to light.”
Mr Francis Ahiale, a tutor at the school, on behalf of the school authorities, thanked the fire officers
for the engagement.
Professor Senyo Adjibolosu, founder of the school, explained that his main focus for establishing
the school was to produce honest and compassionate leaders aimed at eradicating what he termed
‘severe human factor decay’ in our system.
This he said would produce people of good moral character.