Drivers told to make fire safety a priority

Divisional Officer III, Joseph Forson,  Abelenkpe District Fire Commander interacting with  the drivers at the station.                                                                Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

Divisional Officer III, Joseph Forson, Abelenkpe District Fire Commander interacting with
the drivers at the station. Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

DRIVERS have been urged to make fire safety issues a priority during this year’s Yuletide.

The Greater Accra Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Assistant Chief Fire Officer Ebenezer Simpson made the call during a sensitisation programme for drivers at Abeka Lapaz in Accra.

It seeks to educate the drivers on the best practices in dealing with fire issues.

The programme was organised by the Regional Command, in collaboration with the National Insurance Commission and the Fire Protection Association of Ghana.

Mr Simpson, who did not provide statistics, however said that during the dry season, a number of vehicular fires were recorded.

He said the command had set up six teams to conduct fire safety education at lorry stations such as Adentan, Madina, Korle Bu and Abelenkpe.

He said the exercise would be ongoing to ensure the fire outbreaks were reduced.

The Abelenkpe District Commander, Divisional Officer III Joseph Forson, said drivers played a very vital role in contributing to the country’s development.

He urged them to endeavour to protect lives and property.

Mr Solomon Agyin, the station officer, commended the personnel from the Fire Service for the initiative and called for more of such collaboration.

As part of the programme, educational fliers with fire tips were presented to the drivers.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi   

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