DCE appeals for Rural Fire Training School

Bechem, (B/A), Nov. 6, GNA – Mr. Zakari Bukari Anaba, the Tano South District Chief Executive, has called for the establishment of a Rural Fire Training School in the District.

He said the Bechem Traditional Council has agreed to release land for the project, and entreated the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Council to consider the matter.

Mr. Anaba made the appeal, when the Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Dr Albert Brown Gaisie, inaugurated the rehabilitated Tano South District Office of the GNFS at Bechem on Thursday to round off his five-day working visit to the Brong-Ahafo Region.

The District Assembly did the rehabilitation work.
Mr. Anaba observed the worrying trend of fire outbreaks in the area and expressed optimism that much attention would be given in controlling rural fires when the school is established.

He said since rural fires threatened food security in the area, the Assembly and the District Fire Command was considering the possibility to build a permanent fire station in the area.

Mr. Anaba, however, urged personnel of the GNFS to intensify public education on the need for proper fire safety measures at homes and institutions, as well as fuel and gas filling stations to prevent fire outbreaks.

He also asked the GNFS to ensure that individuals and institutions that failed to comply with fire safety regulations are prosecuted.

Dr Gaisie commended the District Assembly for the continuous support, which according to him, had facilitated the work of the GNFS in the District.

He noted that the idea of the school was laudable and promised the GNFS would consider making such a dream a reality.

Dr Gaisie charged the personnel in the area to exhibit a high sense of professionalism, saying his outfit would not tolerate any form of indiscipline in the service.

The CFO also interacted with fire personnel at the Tano North District command of the Service at Duayaw-Nkwanta, and tasked them to work hard as the GNFS Council was negotiating for improved conditions of service.


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