PRESS RELEASE

FIRE SAFETY INSPECTORS UNDERGO TRAINING

 

About one hundred (100) serving Fire Officers drawn from the various administrative regions of the Ghana National Fire Service are currently undergoing a four-day fire inspectors training course at the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS). It is the first model of programmes designed for the training need of selected officers in Fire Safety.

 

This course was put together by the Command of the Service to fill the vacuum that has been created through retirement of trained officers and other factors.

 

The role of fire safety inspectors has become crucial in the fire certification process since the Fire Precautions (Premises) Regulations LI 1724 was passed by parliament in 2003. Since the coming into being of this law, many Fire Officers have been trained to undertake this responsibility which is geared towards ensuring adequate fire cover for institutions and organizations and the general public as a whole thereby ultimately ensuring a fire free Country.

 

Participants are expected to be taken through courses such as Risk Assessment, Plan Reading and Interpretation, and Fire Safety. Others are report writing and evacuation drills.

 

Delivering an address at the opening ceremony to kick start the programme, the AG. Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Edwin Ekow Blankson admonished the participating Officers to take full advantage of the opportunity offered them.

 

He advised them not to see their new status after the programme as a means of making money or enriching themselves.

 

 

JAMES O.Y. KWATENG

DOI

(AG. DD-PRO)

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