Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has emphasized the need for Ghanaians to ensure they guard against the incidents of fire outbreaks as fire safety is a shared responsibility.

He said most fires outbreaks and other disasters, which occurred in the country, could largely be averted had people complied with fundamental safety regulations.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur made the statement at the Graduation Parade for Cadet Intake XI at the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS) at James-Town, Accra.


He noted that, prevention was the most important aspect of fire safety and urged the new graduates to be worthy ambassadors of the fire safety campaign.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur said as the rainy season recedes and the country approaches the dry season, there is the need for the district assemblies to collaborate with the GNFS to reduce the occurrence of bush burning and its attendant bush fires.

He charged the fire service to ensure that fires and other related disasters were also reduced in the country.

The Cadet Intake XI is made up of 165 officer cadets, all of whom are serving officers. Out of which 58 are female and 107 men.

Mercy Quarcoo-Tagoe was awarded for being the best in foot drills, whiles Charles Kingsley Amoh was awarded for best in academic.

The Chief Fire Officers award went to Mr Samuel Duodo whiles Ezra Kpakpo Mingle was adjudged the overall best cadet officer.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur also inaugurated a new officers Mess for the Fire Academy and Training School.