CHIEF FIRE OFFICER TOURS REGIONS

The Chief fire Officer has toured some Regions to familiarise himself with the situation and conditions in which the fireman works. Since assuming office barely a year ago, Dr. Gaisie has visited the Central, Volta, Tema, and the Brong-Ahafo Regions. During the visits, he met opinion leaders, Chiefs, and District/Municipal/Metropolitan Chief Executives and urged them to support the Service to run effectively. He indicated that the Service has rolled out proactive and pragmatic measures in managing fire disasters in the Country. Dr. Brown Gaisie therefore, entreated the Chiefs and Elders of the various Districts to form Fire Volunteer Squads to help educate and protect the people from the hazards of fire as Fire Safety is a shared responsibility. He also appealed to the assemblies to endeavour to provide befitting accommodation for personnel of the Fire Service to enhance their operational performance and to enable them discharge their duty to the expectation of the public. The significance of this tour is the opening of Fire Stations which is part of the expansion project of the Service to, at least, have a presence in every District of the country so Fire, Evacuation, and Rescue Services are provided promptly to the people. Dr. Gaisie charged officers who have been posted to man these new Stations to take very good care of the facilities and also to be disciplined, hardworking, and ensure that they exhibit professionalism in their service delivery to the people. So far 12 Fire Stations have been commissioned in the Central (1), Tema (4), and Volta (7) Regions. They were funded by the government of Ghana with support from the District Assemblies and the some cases, the communities.