Don't use your mobile phones close to kitchen appliances - Ghana Fire Service warns public

Don't use your mobile phones close to kitchen appliances - Ghana Fire Service warns public

The Ghana National Fire Service is warning the general public to keep mobile phone usage from the kitchen as it has the likelihood of triggering certain kitchen appliances into causing domestic fires.

A Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) commander is warning against the use of mobile phones in the kitchen, especially during cooking, as it has the propensity to cause domestic fire outbreaks.

Commander at the Accra Metropolitan Fire Station, Lilly Ashong Robertson, explained radioactivity from mobile phone calls have the propensity to cause gas cylinders to ignite.

She thus underscored the need to prohibit mobile phone use in the kitchen, as is the case at fuel filling stations, indicating that it is one of the surest ways to prevent domestic fires.

Ashong who is a divisional officer grade one at the GNFS gave the warning at the maiden safety week celebration of the Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) in Accra.

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She said many of the fire outbreaks in the country are due to negligence and disregard for safety precautions.

A Divisional Officer Grade II, E. Osei Owusu, who took workers and stakeholders of IRECOP through fire preventive and control measures indicated there is the need for all organisations and homes to install fire extinguishers at their premises and learn how to use them.

He stated that the GNFS is always available nationwide to train and assist people to keep safe from fire outbreaks. He advised employees to always ensure that all main switches are put off when they sense fire outbreak.

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Meanwhile, the Chinese national standing trial for allegedly transporting large quantities of Rosewood to Tema for export to China illegally has been deported by Ghanaian authorities.

Officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), said Helena Huang, was deported for engaging in illicit business while in the country and subsequently revoked her resident permit.

The Ghana Immigration Service announced the deportation of the Rosewood queen, Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

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