Friday 16th September, 2016
By Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast Sept.
16, GNA – The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has inspected fire safety
measures at the new Kotokuraba market and recommended the installation of
carbon dioxide fire extinguishers instead of the dry powder fire extinguishers
The Service said
the dry powder fire extinguishers installed reacted easily with some metals and
for that matter carbon dioxide extinguishers would be suitable to take care of
the sophisticated machines installed in the facility.
The Acting Central
Regional Fire Officer, Divisional Officer I (DOI) Fanny Simpson led some
personnel of the GNFS to inspect fire safety measures put in place at the new
market ahead of its commissioning.
She said the
inspection was necessary to ensure that the market was free from fires
considering the recent spate of fire outbreaks in markets across the country.
The GNFS expressed
satisfaction with the fire safety installation system at the market.
The market has a
one million gallon water reservoir to feed water sprinklers in case of fire
outbreaks, five fire hydrants, a fire post and two access roads.
There is also a
central control room where power of the various sections of the market would be
localized and managed in case of a fire outbreak.
Other fire safety
installations at the market include hose reel extinguishers, smoke detectors
and fire alarm detection systems.
DOI Simpson said
the Service intends to organise fire safety training for the market women at
the Kotokuraba market and create fire wardens as well.