Fire service sensitise church on safety

The Upper East Regional Commander of the  Ghana National  Fire Service(GNFS) ,  Assistant Chief Fire Officer  (ACFO)  , Ms. Heroine Boakye, has admonished  all Ghanaians who build their houses  with heavy   bugler proofs  and  metals to be  mindful of disasters such as  fire outbreaks.

The Regional Commander gave the advice  in Bolgatanga when the GNFS embarked upon   an  outrage educational  programme  at the  Assembly’ s of  God Church Redemption  Centre  in Bolgatanga on Sunday,  to sensitize the congregation  to desist from engaging certain activities that have the tendency of causing fire outbreak.

She stated although it was good to protect ones house from being attacked by thieves, it was also very important for Ghanaians to consider their lives in relation to emergencies like fire disasters.

“Some of the houses are built and fixed with heavy burglar proofs and metals in such a way that when there is any fire outbreak it will be very difficult if not impossible for one to escape. There is therefore the urgent need for all of us to take this lesson very important and make amends to avoid any catastrophe,” she stressed.

The Assistant Divisional Officer I, Musah Mohammed   who is the  officer in charge of  the Municipal Education Unit and  Mr. Michael  Abugri   ,  Sub Officer, both sensitized the congregation  to replace their gas cylinder or regulator anytime they detected that they were   licking, put the gas cylinder outside the house and fence it,  get lighter  before putting  on  the gas to light and place the cylinder 10 metres away from the burner.

The congregation was also educated on how to use the Fire Extinguisher and advice them place them at vantage points in their houses where they could have easy access to them anytime there was a disaster and not place them inside their rooms.

The Head Pastor of the Church, Reverend Dr. Lazarus Akabore, thanked the Regional Commander of the GNFS who is a member of the Church and urged her to ensure that they extended the sensitization programmes to all Churches and institutions in the region and the country as a whole.

He also entreated the congregation to put into practice the knowledge acquired from the sensitization programme to help curb fire outbreaks at their homes and work places.

The Upper East Regional Commander of the  GNFS ,  Assistant Chief Fire Officer  (ACFO)  , Ms Heroine Boakye  participating  in the sensitization programme in the Church

FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE, BOLGATANGA

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