Vice-Chancellor Calls on Central Regional Fire Service Commander

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has appealed to the Central Regional Fire Service Command to regularly conduct fire drill simulation for staff and students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on how to handle fire. The Vice-Chancellor made the appeal when he called on the Central Regional Fire Commander, Divisional Office One (DO 1) Fanny Simpson at Cape Coast. He noted that prevention was the most important aspect of fire safety and therefore, such exercise would equip staff and students with the skills to professionally deal with any eventuality like fire outbreak. Prof. Ampiah said GNFS was one of the key agents of development in the affairs of the University, as a result, his visit was to formally introduce himself as the Vice-Chancellor of UCC. For her part, DO 1 Fanny Simpson called on staff and students of UCC to see fire safety as a shared responsibility and that it was the duty of everyone to apply basic safety regulations to reduce its occurrence. She said most of the fires and other disasters, which occurred in the country, could have been avoided if people had adhered to basic safety regulations. The Regional Fire Officer appealed to management of the University to introduce fire related courses to enable personnel of the Service to upgrade their knowledge and skills. Accompanying the Vice-Chancellor were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Director of Academics, Mr. Jeff Onyame; Acting Director of Public Affairs, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum (rtd); Assistant Registrar, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs. Georgina Asi Owusu and Junior Assistant Registrar, Public Relations and Protocol Section, Mr. Felix Adu-Poku.