Be Vigilant With Fires During Harmattan Season - NADMO To Public
National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has called on the public to be careful with materials that can easily ignite fires to reduce the incidence of fire outbreaks and according to NADMO, there is a need to protect lives and property during the harmattan season. Speaking at a fire outbreak prevention sensitization
event organized at the Pankrono market in the Ashanti Region, the Tafo-Pankrono municipal administrator of NADMO also advised residents to take fire precautions seriously in their homes and workplaces to avoid any unforeseen incidents. Joseph Osei entreated the public to be mindful of cooking equipment like gas cylinders,
coal pots, electric cookers among other things in the harmattan period. My advice to the public is that we are now in the dry season and everything has become dried
Operations officer at the Breman Fire Station ADOII Benedict Ayamga
therefore I will advise residents to be very careful with the use of fire especially those who use gas and coal pots to cook their food as well as those who use fire for their social and economic activities either than that we may record more fires, said Mr. Osei. Offenders of the wrong use of fire within the period will be arrested and
prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others. Mr. Osei also stated that no one is immune to fire disasters, and therefore the public must come together and work on firefighting within the municipality. He believes effective collaboration between the public, especially the Market women and school children will help drastically reduce
fire cases. Operation officer at the Breman Fire Station ADOII Mr Benedict Ayamga tasked parents to frequently monitor the activities of their children at home to also prevent fires. He also called on residents to comply with all fire safety precautionary measures during harmattan season.