The Ghana Fire Service in the Upper East Region as part of their annual fire safety celebration, embarked on a route match through some streets of the Bolgatanga Municipaly to create “Fire Safety Awareness” amongst residents and business people in the area.
The Upper East Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service, Heroine S. Boakye, after the route match through the streets and inspection of some filling stations in the Municipality, noted that there are still a large number of people who know nothing about fire-fighting techniques which she says as worring.
“… I must say we the fire personnel have a lot of work to do in the Region, because the residents and business people do not really know the danger, they and their investments are exposed to, in the event that fire erupts. Despite the numerous educations we impose on them, they still looked unconcern in their daily businesses, if to the extent that, some heavy trucks will always be packed at the filling stations for weeks or months. That is very bad, and can cause fire outbreaks which will definitely destroy lives and properties.” She said.
She, however, called on the Traditional leaders to assist them in educating the people on how to combat fire as the drying season is at hand.
“As safety is better than any other protection, I will call on the leaders and some members on various communities to assist in winning safety free for all. As I will always say that ‘fire is not like a thief that can only pick what it hands can carry when stealing but will take all’ so be careful with fire.” She said.
Source: a1radioonline.com | 101.1 MHz | Moses Apiah