The Chief Fire Officer, Dr Albert Gaisie, has directed the immediate conduct of fire safety audits on all key national assets, installations and warehouses.
That, he said, was to ensure adequate fire protection for all government installations.
A statement issued by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) explained that the rationale was to ensure the full protection of all key national assets and installations as well as warehouses nationwide.
It also said the decision was due to the severe nature of the harmattan and recent spate of fire outbreaks.
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“As an immediate measure, the Chief Fire Officer has directed all regional commanders to liaise with stakeholders and conduct fire safety audits. This is to ensure that there is adequate fire protection cover for all government installations in the country,” it said.
The statement said a fire safety education campaign was going on and called for massive public support since fire safety was a shared responsibility.
“Management is of the view that with support from the public and other organisations, GNFS will always meet the expectation of the public by effectively managing fire outbreaks in all national installations,” the statement said.
Additionally, it said appropriate measures had been put in place to control the recurrence of fires.