LEKMA FIRE STATION EDUCATE FISHERFOLKSAssembly Members, News — March 29, 2017 at 7:46 am Print This Post | Email This Post
LEKMA FIRE STATION EDUCATE FISHERFOLKS
The Municipal Fire station in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly has educated some fisherfolks in Teshie and Nungua fishing communities on Friday, February 10th, 2017. This exercise is part of a series of fire education training given to residents, schools, businesses, market women and many other groups within their jurisdiction during the year 2016.
The focus for 2017 is on the fishing communities, to educate the people on how to manage fires in their homes and at sea when using pre-mix fuel to prevent outbreaks.
Station Officer- Christopher Atika was the resource person who took participants through how to prevent fires and how to deal with it when they occur. Gas and electrical fires are the most rampant fires therefore equipment used to generate gas fires such as cylinders must be in good condition. Rusty cylinders, leaking regulators, bad pugs and sockets, leaving appliances such as pressing iron and tv on must all be avoided.
2nd In Command at the LEKMA- Fire Station -DOIII Opare Payin, who stepped in for the Municipal Fire Commander-Theophilus Danbge mentioned that more of such trainings would be carried out to save lives and properties in the municipality. DO III- Margaret W. Otabil was hopeful that this exercise would yield the expected result, which is to curb the incidence of fire outbreaks.