Listen to Henry Ametepe
The Fire Service Ladies Association (FISLA) has been urged to educate women on fire safety in general and domestic fire safety in particular.
Mr Henry Ametefe, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, gave the advice at the inauguration of the Region Branch of the Association in Ho.
It was on the theme: “Enhancing Fire Safety Activities -The Role of FISLA.”
Mr Ametefe urged the Association to visit the markets and link up with other associations of women to educate them on the rudiments of fire prevention and control at home, market, workplaces and public places.
Mr Ametefe called on FISLA to spearhead a programme to encourage institutions, including the business community, to install firefighting equipment and get their staff and workers to master the use of the gadgets.
He observed that the public is largely ignorant about how to operate fire extinguishers on public and private premises and, therefore, become helpless in tackling small fires which then assume dangerous dimensions.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Regional Fire Officer, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Kru Agyarko-Attobrah, commended the Firewomen for their resilience, dedication and perseverance.