Forty one cases of fire outbreaks were recorded in the Agona West Municipality as at second quarter of this year, a greater percentage of the cases being as a result of electrical faults.

This was disclosed by the Assistant Divisional Officer (A.D.O. II) of the Municipality, Stanley Asiedu in an interview with newsghana.

Though the figure is a reduction in cases as compared to the same period the previous year, A.D.O. Stanley Asiedu stated that much needs to be done in the area of public sensitization and education on the dangers of fire outbreaks and how to prevent its occurance.

But one major challenge that newsghana later learnt is confronting personnel of the Service in the Municipality is lack of accommodation.
Briefing newsghana of the situation, the Municipal Fire Officer, Divisional Officer (D.O.II) Frank Fearon said the problem is worrisome, as personnel of the service find it difficult coping with the situation.

Citing his personal situation as an example, D.O.II Frank Fearon hinted there was no immediate accommodation for him when he was transferred to the area, and as a result he had to use his meager salary to look for an accommodation for him and his family.

They have therefore appealed to the Ghana National Fire Service and the Municipal Assembly to, as a matter of urgency provide accommodation for personnel of the Service in the area to enhance the efficient performance and easy response to duty in time of any eventuality.

By: Robert Ayanful