The Fire and Safety department of the Port of Tema has Organised a training session to educate fire officers on how to use an ultra-modern firefighting kit called PSS 7000 Breathing Apparatus set.
The Area Manager for Drager South Africa, a company which supplies and distributes breathalyzers, Charl Gammelin took participants through the operations of the PSS 7000 Breathing Apparatus set.
He said with a push of a single button a fire officer or the whole fire team can be evacuated to safety.
The Fire and Safety Manager of Tema Port, Jimmy Nab Daisy expressed appreciation to the management of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority for introducing such an initiative to ensure the safety of the marine fire fighters.
“If in the course of firefighting, the whole structure is giving way and maybe you will be killed, your supreme commander or your duty officer needs to just apply a nob and you are already informed you just need to acknowledge that you have heard the information and all of the firemen that have been deployed to the fire scene will run off to safety. So this is a serious interface that has been added,” he said.
He was optimistic that the equipment will go a long way to motivate officers to give of their best in the discharge of their duties.
Jimmy Nab-Daisie entreated fire officers to maintain the equipment well, in order to enjoy the efficiency of the equipment.