GNFS to enforce fire safety laws in Ga South

Fire officers undertaking simulation exercise

Fire officers undertaking simulation exercise

Divisional Officer III (DO III) Isaac Saah, Ga South Municipal Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has said that the service will strictly enforce fire safety laws, to prevent fire outbreaks in the municipality.

According to him, his outfit would ensure individuals and institutions violating fire safety laws were penalised.

DO III Saah issued the caution at a sensitisation campaign, organised for staff of the Pentecost University College, as part of its fire safety education.

The move was aimed at intensifying public education on fire safety, and to afford the public the opportunity to have insight into operations of GNFS.

DO III Saah said the municipality has recorded significant reduction in fire cases, this year, compared with the same period in 2017, adding that the engagement with stakeholders on how to battle fire, save lives and property.

“We have so far recorded 10 fire outbreaks since January to now, as against 20 the same period in 2017,” he said.

DO III Saah said as part of its core mandate to prevent undesired fires, the GNFS would work assiduously to educate the public on how to prevent fires from occurring.

He stressed that his outfit would be strict in enforcing fire safety laws, after educating the public, adding, “We have resolved to enforce the fire safety law (L. I 1724) to the latter after this awareness creation”.

DO III Saah pledged his outfit’s readiness to conduct fire safety education in schools, markets, homes, and institutions, to prevent fires.

Participants at the programme, who spoke to the Ghanaian Times, commended the GNFS for the exercise, and appealed to the government and philanthropists to resource the service to enable it discharge its mandate effectively.

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