Ghana Ho, Dec. 28, GNA – The Ghana National Fire Service in the Volta Region has deployed rapid response teams across the area against fire disasters
The Regional Fire Command is also on high alert to prevent fire disasters at national installations, markets, hospital and banks, Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), Madam Daniella Mawusi Sarpong, Regional Fire Commander told the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.
She said the initiative had become necessary following reports of fire incidence in some districts during the Christmas festivities.
ACFO Sarpong said though the Service was on top of the situation, it was not talking chances, in a bid to reduce and bushfires.
“The harmattan has just started and we do not want to be taken unaware. Our men are at vantage points. We are doing sensitizations on radio and in fire disasters this time,” she stated.
ACFO Sarpong asked the public to observe fire safety precautions, be mindful of use and management of sources of heat ignitions and cautioned against bush burning activities.
The Region is known to record high incidence of bushfire during harmattan and recorded 240 incidences as at November.