GNFS commissions vehicles for rescue operations

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The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has commissioned three multipurpose vehicles in Accra for rescue operations.

The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) vehicles come with extricating
equipment which can be used to rescue victims trapped in mangled
vehicles, boreholes, mines and collapsed trenches.

The vehicles will also be used to combat fires on pilot bases at
Amasaman, Weija and on the motorway in the Greater Accra Region.

Addressing the media at the event, the Chief Fire Officer, Dr Albert
Brown Gaisie, said plans were underway to deploy some of the
multipurpose fire engines to accident-prone areas across the country by
the end of the year.

According to him, a lot of people usually died at accident scenes when they were not rescued early enough.

That, he said, informed the service’s decision to secure the vehicles,
adding that: “Victims of accidents will now get quick and prompt

Dr Gaisie said the service owed it a duty to protect the lives of the
public, including those who had been involved in accidents.

“We encourage people to call the service’s main line 192 as soon as
they encounter any accident scene and we’ll be ready to provide the
needed support,” he said.

Credit: Graphic Online

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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