It has emerged that one person from the team from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), that brought the gas explosion at the Madina Zongo Junction on Saturday, was injured.
Prince Billy Anaglatey Public Relations Officer for the GNFS speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 97.5Fm said, the fire officer is still on admission at the hospital responding to treatment.
Mr. Anaglatey bemoaned the lack of modern logistics for the fight against disasters like that of the Madina explosion.
He said, fire fighters across the world do not fight fires physically but use modern machines and underscored the need for Ghana to equip the GNFS with modern equipment for fire fighting.
The GNFS he said, has consistently managed such disasters efficiently and effectively despite the challenges they confront in line of their duty.
The whole area at Madina Zongo junction would have been consumed by the fire had it not been for our experience. he added.
He said, what we did at Atomic last week Saturday had exposed the GNFS to a lot of risk because we had to get close to the heat before we controlled the fire.
‘’In this modern era, these fires are no longer fought physically by fire men getting close to the heat, it is fought from above, Helicopters are used by other fire men but we are exposing our men.’’
He stressed, fire men should have access to modern equipment,so the risk they face will be reduced drastically.