The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has rolled out measures to reducing major fire outbreaks in the country
The service as part of its strategy will intensify patrols in markets, commercial areas, bus terminals, churches, schools and other vintage points as part of efforts to respond swiftly to fire outbreaks.
Head of Public Affairs for GNFS, ACFO Timothy Osafo Afum, disclosed this on the Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM’s morning show Nyansapo on Tuesday January 3, 2023.
He explained that the GNFS will also strengthening its public education to help abate the increasing rate of fire incidents across the country.
Fire Incidents in December
ACFO Afum indicated that GNFS recorded a steady rise in fire outbreak cases in December 2022.
He expressed worry over the increasing rate adding that, the recent numbers in fire cases have necessitated additional fire power in the work of fire officials.
“For December 2022, the service recorded 624 nationwide cases which represent an increase of 10.1 per cent as compared to 567 in December 2021. Also, 210 and 153 out-on-arrival cases were recorded respectively for December 2022 and December 2021 representing an increase of 37.3 per cent”. He said.
ACFO Timothy Osafo Afum said com acting fire outbreaks in Ghana is not only meant for services personnel.
He appealed to the public to compliment the efforts of GNFS in reducing fire cases urging all to see firefighting as a shared responsibility.