Harmattan: Fire Service cautions Ghanaians against fire out breaks


The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has admonished the general public to obey basic fire rules as the harmattan intensifies.

According to the service, though reported cases of fire outbreaks are gradually reducing, Ghanaians should not forget to observe safety precaution.

Revealing this on Citi News, Public Relations Officer of GNFS, Divisional Officer Grade II, Ellis Robinson Okoe advised the general public to be extra careful during the period to prevent any inferno.

“The service calls on the public to be more cautions. In respect of this, people should be careful about the use of naked flames in their homes. In the schools, some of the students use naked flames and so there should be measures so that these things are avoided. We will expect people to adhere to basic fire safety rules,” he said.

He explained further that educational institutions must recruit safety officers to ensure the safety of their facilities.

He noted: “Fire Service has recommended that every school employs or engages a fire safety officer. It should not necessarily be a person who works with the fire service but it can be a professional in that area to ensure that there are safety routines in the school to ensure that the occupants of the school are safe.”

By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH

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