Interior Minister urges Fire Service to use ICT systems in firefighting

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi
Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of the Interior on Wednesday urged the Chief Fire Officer to develop more training programmes that will embrace ICT systems in firefighting.

Mr Ahwoi made the suggestion at the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) passing-out parade of Recruit Course 46 at the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS) in Accra.

He said this will enable firefighting to attain a high level of sophistication and advanced technology in fighting and detecting fire outbreaks in the country.

Mr Ahwoi said during the first quarter of the year a lot of fire outbreaks were recorded throughout the country, and a greater number of these fires could have been avoided if the appropriate Fire Safety measures and technological equipments were available and adhered to.

He said government is looking at the challenges facing the GNFS and urged that fire service to actively collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to undertake fire audit of all markets to identify possible lapses that can lead to market fires.

“This is the reason why government is doing everything within its power to provide the GNFS with the necessary equipments for firefighting”.

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi charged the recruits to ensure that the discipline they had acquired at the training become their hallmark throughout their service to the nation.

In all 300 recruits passed-out and the overall best recruit went to Ernest Akai Nettey.

Hon. Nii Lamptey Vanderpuije, MP for Odododiodoo constituency, presented the overall winner Ernest Akai Nettey with a 36-inch flat screen colour television.

Source: GNA

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