The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery, has called on all to support the Ghana National Fire Service in the prevention of fire outbreaks in the country.

He said most of the fire outbreaks in the country are preventable if people should adhere to fire safety protocols by the Ghana National Fire Service.

Mr. Ambrose Dery was speaking at the graduation of 525 recruits of the Ghana National Fire Service at the Fire Academy and Training School in Accra.

The recruit course 55 who went through 6 weeks of Basic Firefighting Training comprised 278 males and 247 females from the various regions across the country.

The Minister, who was the Reviewing Officer said the responsibility of preventing fire outbreaks lies on both the citizens and the Firefighters. “We are all important stakeholders in the fight against undesired fires”, he added.

He said Ghana is in a volatile region and that necessary measures should be put in place to maintain peace and security in the country. He therefore urged personnel of the Service to undertake Fire Safety Education, coupled with creating awareness amongst the populace to facilitate the fight against potential extremism in Ghana as per the national campaign – ‘See Something, Say Something’.

The Minister commended the efforts of the Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Julius Kuunuor and his Management Team for their innovative means of educating the public on the dangers of fire.

Awards were presented to deserving Recruits with Recruit Fire Woman, Fafali Anang receiving the Overall Best Recruit and Best in Academics. Recruit Fire Man, Emmanuel Logah won the best in Foot Drills and Mawuse Jemima Daliesor, received the Commandant’s award