Fire Service Expresses Regret Over Fatal Crash Involving Its Officers
The Ghana National Fire Service says it is saddened by the unfortunate accident involving five of its officers while they were responding to a fire incident. Four of the fire officers were left in a very critical condition after a motorcycle and the fire tender they were travelling on collided at a section of the Kwame Danso-Atebubu road
in the Bono East Region on Tuesday. One person, the pillion rider, is reported to have died in the accident. The Atebubu-Amantin Divisional Police commander, ACP Samuel Alordey, in narrating the incident to said, on the way coming to the hospital where the fire alarm was sounded, they got involved in an accident. The car then
knocked down a motor rider with a pillion rider. The pillion rider died. The car summersaulted several times and landed upside down. It is damaged beyond repairs. A statement also released by the Ghana National Fire Service said the Chief Fire Officer was deeply saddened by the incident and also gave assurances of giving the
victims the best medical attention. The release also said the Ghana National Fire Service Council and the Interior Minister had put in place plans to airlift the affected fire fighters to Accra for further medical attention. Management wishes once again to assure the entire personnel of the Service and the public that,
the safety of firemen remains the ultimate priority and we will also continue to ensure a safe and conducive working environment for all personnel, the statement added.