Fire Service introduces rapid response teams to rescue accident victims

Sunyani, The Assistant Commissioner of Fire (ACF) James Owusu-Agyei, the acting Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), says the Service has introduced rapid response teams to rescue accident victims.

The teams are positioned at major accident prone areas and highways in the Region to handle accident victims professionally and to save lives.

They include Techiman- kintampo, Kintampo-Buipe, as well as Wenchi- Bole-Bamboi highways, ACF Owusu-Agyei stated during the 2016 annual review meeting of the Service in Sunyani.

He explained that investigations had proven that many accidents victims died because of the poor manner in which rescuers handled them.

The Acting Regional Fire Commander said his outfit attended to about 63 road accidents in the Region last year and because of the professional way the fire personnel handled the victims, many lives were saved.

ACF Owusu-Agyei explained that rapid respond teams would ensure prompt responds, extrication and transportation of accidents victims to health facilities.

He appealed to the public to assist the teams to acquire logistics, such as pick-up vehicles and motorbikes to facilitate their movements.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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