Theforum came up with solutions on how to minimise the upswing of electrical fireout breaks as it has become one of the major concerns of the Service.
DrAlbert Brown Gaisie, Deputy Chief Fire Officer said within the first quarter ofthe year GNFS recorded 378 cases, which included high tension, meter fires andtransformer fires.
Hesaid a total number of 95 meter fires, 20 high tension fires were recorded inAccra alone.
DrGaisie said there is the need for stakeholders to come up with bench marks tomonitor the effectiveness and efficiency towards emergency response in the country.
Hesaid emergency response to fire prevention is not the responsibility of GNFSalone, but a collective and multi-functional responsibility.
Hesaid attention should be given to stakeholders that are responsible fordelivering water to the Service for its operations and responsibilities.
DrGaisiee advised Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), to construct more boreholesand reservoirs at vantage points for the Service to help them offer services ontime to help save lives.
Hesuggested the essence of Electricity Company of Ghana to organise an intensiveeducation on the cause of fires, deal with illegal wiring and the installationof meters on poles, which often lead to fire outbreaks.
MrMac-Doe Hanyabui, Representative of GWCL said due to the water rationing issuemost hydrants have no water to assist fire fighters, during the line of duty.
Hesaid a project of building new plants to produce 13 million liter of gallons aday is being undertaken and would be completed in August, to facilitate thefighting of fires.