Public must handle fire with care – Fire commander admonishes


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Emelia Addae, GNA

Akim Oda (E/R), Jan.
24, GNA – Mr Daniel Allotey, the Birim Central Municipal Fire Commander, has
advised Ghanaians to handle fire with care during and after the dry season to
save life and property.

He said they should
be more careful in their handling of naked fire and to make sure that all
eletrical gadgets were put off before leaving their homes to prevent fire

Mr Allotey gave the
advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after a fire prevention
sensitization programme at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region.

Giving statistics on
fire outbreaks in the Municipality, he said in 2018, 52 fire incidents and
these reduced to 42 in 2019. For January, this year, the area had recorded zero

Mr Allotey said the
Divisional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) would intensify
its fire safety education – visit churches, market places, lorry parks and
information centres to prevent fire disasters.

He said some of the
preventive measures would include; using fire place responsibly, keeping fire
extinguishers handy, storing flammable products properly and being careful with
candles, matches among others.

“Fire prevention is
a collective effort and should be embraced by all and not the Ghana National
Fire Service alone,” he said.