Assistant Divisional Officer of Ghana National Fire Service in the Shama District of the Western Region, Jude Aggrey-Korsah has called on the management of educational institutions to prioritize the safety of their students and staff by adopting the appropriate fire safety techniques.
Speaking to the staff of the Directorate of ICT Services at Takoradi Technical University, Aggrey-Korsah, said the implementation of simple fire safety practices such as good housekeeping, availability of portable fire extinguishers and fire exits can prevent outbreaks of fire and the loss of lives.
He said university workers must be vigilant and prepared for emergencies at various campus facilities by going through regular fire drills.
“Think about hazards, get organised and check with your workmates who have important roles for your safety because unexpected tragedies happen all too frequently often due to informality or a lack of disciplined practice, but with a bit of practice, risk management becomes the way things are done.”
The director of ICT services at the Takoradi Technical University, Timothy Simpson, urged his staff to take fire safety lessons seriously in line with the university’s commitment to maintaining a safe environment for academic activities.
By Lord Kweku Sekyi /freelancer