Mr Ambrose Dery (left), presenting the Ceiling Hook to Mr Edwin Ekow Blankson, the new Chief Fire Officer at the induction church service in Accra. Picture: Graphic Online

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has appealed to government to equip fire stations in the districts to enhance their performance.

It said it is important to complement government’s One District One Factory agenda with well-equipped district fire stations.

The Chief Fire Officer, Edwin Ekow Blankson who made the call, said industrial development is usually accompanied by fire and other hazards, therefore the Fire Services presence in every district is paramount to their operations.

Mr Blankson said this at an induction and church service in Accra to officially swear him into office as the Chief Fire Officer of the Service.

He said since he took office, they had opened eight fire stations and asked for more government support to ensure that the remaining 55 districts they operate in also get their own fire stations.

Mr Blankson expressed gratitude to the President for the honour and assured him that he was never going to disappoint him.

He also appreciated the Minister for the Interior and his deputy for their support to the service.

He said management had put together a five-year strategic plan to guide the service to attain their vision to modernise the GNFS into a world class fire and rescue service capable of providing efficient emergency response and fire protection to Ghanaians.

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