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We need insurance cover for putting our lives on the line – GNFS tells govt

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has pleaded with the government to provide insurance coverage for firefighters and rescue workers who sustain injuries while on the job.

Deputy National Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, DO III Desmond Essoun Ackah, made this supplication in the interest of the Service during an appearance on UTV.

"We in all actuality do well to forestall losses during fire episode and furthermore the actual occurrence. Presently, what government has given is the laborer remuneration. Since it's relentless, you really want to get clinical consideration first then bring receipts before you apply for this is taken a gander at before you can pay.

It's difficult to use. So presently, we are begging the government to give us an immediate protection cover so we can quickly deal with our officials harmed while working," he said.

This follows the new disastrous episode at West Legon in Accra where four firemen got truly harmed after a structure ablaze fell on them.

The fire episode happened on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, around 2 pm, and spread rapidly to the top of the structure, which was made of wood and metal sheets. Thick smoke was seen surging from the structure, drawing in the consideration of passers-by and occupants.

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has demonstrated that officials got caught after the top of a consuming structure they were splashing fell on them are presently out of risk.


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