Group Officer Genevieve Derby of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in charge of Education, has urged the public to regularly send their Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders for servicing to prevent domestic fires.
According to Group Officer one Derby, many people put stones on top of cylinders during leakage, which catches fire easily when it comes in contact with naked fire.
She made the appeal at a fire prevention workshop to sentise the members of the Kokompe Spare Parts Dealers Association to fire safety measures in Accra yesterday.
Group Officer One Derby called on Ghanaians to keep fire extinguishers at their work place and homes, and advised that all appliances should be switched off and removed from sockets when not in use.
Mr. Micheal Yarquah, Director of Safety of the GNFS, urged members of the association to adhere to safe fire measures, and advised the public to call 192 or 0302666576 in case of fire outbreak of fire.
The Greater Accra Commander of the GNFS, Samuel Nana Brenya, said there had been about seven fire outbreaks at the Kokompe area since the beginning of the year, and urged the spare part dealers to be conscious of fire safety.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abdulai Mumuni at the Odorkor Motor Traffic and Transport Unit, cautioned against the parking of vehicles along the road to avoid obstruction of fire tenders in case of emergencies.
The Chairman of the Association, Nicholas Kofi Agbeyome, commended the officials of the GNFS for organizing the workshop to educate members on fire safety.
By Anita Nyarko