The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has received fire-fighting and rescue equipment from a philanthropist and a member of the British Royal Army, Mr Storm Menri, to address its equipment deficiency.
Donated equipment is information boxes, face masks, BA Cylinders, Black Plates, Kenwood TK-350 Radio, Motorola GP340 Radio, Fire Fighting Jackets, Medical Supply Boxes, Rescue Jackets, Fire Helmets, Foam Pick up Tools, Foam Drums, and Delivery Hoses.
It was done with support from organizations such as Fire Aid UK, High and Rescue Service, Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Marchwood Power Station, and Holmatro.
Others include Den Mead Scout, Oxfordshire Fire, and Rescue Service, and the Ghana Association of Portsmouth.
Receiving the equipment, the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of the GNFS, Mr Julius Kuunuor Aalebkure said, “The donation of the equipment was crucial in the quest of the GNFS to reduce fire outbreaks by 60 per cent by the end of the year, GNFS should redouble its efforts and mobilize both human and material resources to achieve such goal.
“The GNFS has responded to 4,467 Fire outbreaks between January to September this year, with some decline and increase of cases being recorded within this period. They have also responded to 444 Road Traffic Collisions (RTC) and 107 Rescue duties during the same period.
He further stressed the importance of training and retraining personnel, while indicating that the GNFS had pursued a number of refresher and Effective Leadership Management courses for personnel across the country.
Source: Ghanian Times