A fire officer and the proprietor of STANDFAST EMMATHESS SCHOOL at Teshie Tuisbleoo in the Greater Accra Region, Station Officer (SO) 1 Emmanuel Tetteh Blebo has urged Ghana Education Service and the Government to add fire safety to the school curriculum.

In an interview with Starr Tv’s Oheneba Kwabena Yeboah during the school’s 16th independence parade held at the school’s premises, SO 1 said he was called into the Ghana fire service in 1991 and he believes every Ghanaian must have a fair idea of fire safety.

According to him the Ghana Fire Service is doing it’s part in educating the general public on fire safety but he thinks if it is added to school’s curriculum, it will be of good help for every Ghanaian child to know what fire safety is all about.

He added that, for the past sixteen years, he invites fire officers to teach fire safety as a subject in his school once every month.

“It has been sixteen years now since we started this parade and the parade is not the only thing we do about fire safety in Standfast Emmathess School but for this sixteen years, I invite fire officers across the nation to teach fire safety as a subject once every month.

Therefore I can boldly say that, every child from K.G 1 to J.H.S three in 
Standfast Emmathess School knows something about fire safety” he said.

He also advised his fellow proprietors and headmasters of the various schools in Ghana to make fire safety a priority by providing fire extinguishers in their schools.

“My fellow proprietors and headmasters of the various schools in Ghana to make fire safety a priority.

They should get fire extinguishers in their schools and also invite fire officers to educate their students on fire safety” he advised.


The Pre – Independence parade is an annual program held by Standfast Emmathess School at the school premises in Teshie Tuisbleoo in the Lekma Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region.

Today marked the 16th parade which saw a lot of dignities including Divisional Officer Grade (D.O.G) 2 David Darko who represented the Tema regional fire commander, Rev. Philip Mawuli Defor, Rev Dr David Yaw Attah, Madam Gladys A. Bingah, Madam Abigail Appiah and parents.

Giving the keynote address at the program, the review officer of the day, D.O.G 2 David Darko encouraged the school to keep the good work up by training the students on fire safety.

To the contingents, D.O.G 2 Darko advised them not to joke with all what they have learnt because they are the futures fire leaders they nation have.

By Oheneba Kwabena Yeboah / Starrtvonline.com


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