The Abuakwa North Municipal Ghana National Fire Service Command, under the leadership of DOII Michael George Kodah, marked International Fire Day on Friday, May 3rd, 2024, at their Bunso premises in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

During an interview with Nana Kwabena Boateng Kakape, DOII Michael George Kodah emphasized the importance of the occasion, highlighting its annual commemoration to honor fallen firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

DOII Michael George Kodah recalled a tragic incident near Linton, Victoria, Australia, in 1998, where a sudden wind shift resulted in a firestorm that claimed the lives of five firefighters battling the blaze. He noted that this event is remembered every 4th of May to honor their bravery and sacrifice, serving as a reminder of the risks faced by those protecting communities from wildfires.

He reassured the public that Ghana National Fire Service personnel are well-trained to tackle fires despite the inherent dangers involved. DOII Michael George Kodah praised the exemplary dedication of all service members and encouraged them to continue serving their communities and country diligently.

Furthermore, he urged the general public to exercise caution when using fire and advised households to equip themselves with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers to aid in swift responses to fire outbreaks.