Akatsi South Fire Service records reduction in bushfires
The Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in the
Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region has recorded a reduction in bush fire cases in 2021.
The Command recorded two bush fires in 2021 compared to six in 2020.
The Service also saw a reduction in domestic fires from 10 in 2020 to 8 in 2021.
There had been no recorded cases of vehicular fires in 2021 as compared to two cases in Commercial fires remained at two in both years.
Acting Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Mr Simon Wardie, the Akatsi South Municipal Fire Commander, told the Ghana News Agency.
On education, he said a series of training sessions and fire safety education were carried out in schools, market places and public gatherings during the year under review.
“We engaged radio stations for programmes to educate the people as well as holding meetings for communities, schools, groups and others,” he added.
ACFO Wardie also advised members of the public to take precautionary measures to prevent fire outbreaks and to call the Service during fire outbreaks for a quick response.
Mr Wardie said the Service would beef up its fire safety response measures and act swiftly in case of an outbreak.