Public urged to observe fire safety measures

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has urged the public to adhere to basic fire safety practices during this dry season.

According to the Service, records indicate that most fires are “domestic and bush,’ which are as a result of the dry, hazy and intense harmattan.

A statement signed by the Acting Head ofPublic Relations of the GNFS, Mr Ellis Okoe Robinson, warned that the highest number of fire outbreaks occur in December, January and February, due to the weather.

He indicated that the GNFS has intensified its education drive, especially in business houses and the markets, as part of efforts to prevent fire outbreaks in the country.

Mr Robinson advised the public to regularly check for faulty electrical connections or wires and gadgets, prevent gadgets from becoming over heated, avoid but burn refuse with care where necessary.

“Candles, mosquito coils, goose lamps, “Bobo” must be attended to”, he stressed and called on the public to report fire outbreaks to the nearest Fire Station or contact them on Emergency Number, 192.

By Times Reporter

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