| Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 8:14am



The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central and Deputy Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey has charged The High Command of the Ghana National Fire Service to begin regular in-service training for the Officers for them to be abreast with new ways of preventing and managing fire disasters.

He called on the Headquarters to equip its men and women on the field technologically, when it comes to effective firefighting methods and regulations.

Mr. Quartey said this at the graduation ceremony of Cadet Intake XIV of the Ghana National Fire Service, at the Fire Academy and Training School, Accra, where he represented the substantive Minister, Ambrose Dery as the review officer,

He emphasised that, "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. Regular research and refresher courses are key to the transformation of every institution".

According to him, the Government is very much committed to the transformation of the Service and it shall continue to support 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, adding that "market fires which almost became a yearly ritual in this country have not been experienced in recent years, thanks to your education and frequent patrols of our markets".

The Deputy Minister however, encouraged the Command to continue in the direction of regular fire safety education to reduce the incidence of fires to the very minimum.

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.

Story: Francis Edzorna Mensah