September 18, 2017

The honorable Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso Central in the Greater Accra region and Deputy Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey has stimulated charged the management of the Ghana National Fire Service to as a matter of urgency inculcate the use of technology techniques in fire prevention and fighting.

He also called for regular in-service training to equip Officers with current trends of preventing and managing fire disasters emphasizing the need for regular research and refresher courses which are key to the transformation of every institution especially in the area off technological skills.

“Technology drives the world we live in now and Ghana National Fire Service must take full advantage of this advancement”, and added “I would entreat the command to encourage and promote regular in-service courses to boost the capacities of both serving officers and men’’ he stated.

The Ayawaso Central lawmaker made the call during the graduation ceremony of Cadet Intake XIV of the Ghana National Fire Service, at the Fire Academy and Training School in Accra where he served as the review officer.

He assured of Government’s commitment to the transformation of the Service whiles pledging its continues support to the Service to become elite in fire management in Africa and the world at large.
He commended the officers for the intensification of public fire safety education leading to a reduction in market fires in the country.

The Cadet intake XIV was made up of 78 trainees; 56 males and 22 females. The trainees were taken through, Fire Science, Fire Safety, Fire Service Management, Fire Service Operations and Fire Drills among others.

By Christian Kpesese/