Two firefighters from the Apramdo Fire Station have been badly injured while fighting a heavy fire at East Tanokrom in Takoradi.
According to the Western regional PRO of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), the two got injured last Saturday (January 14, 2023) while fighting a fire which gutted a single dual-use structure containing two (2) rooms used for dwelling and electronic service workshop.
The service explains that “the flame-bathed single dual-use structure eventually gave in as a result of the protracted intense heat it suffered and collapsed on the duo front line firefighters, crashing their helmets and injuring them on their heads, upper and lower limbs”.
“One of the firefighters who was treated and discharged from the Kwesimintim Polyclinic is recuperating well.
“The other firefighter who was in critical condition was transported from the Effia Nkwanta Hospital in Takoradi to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for further medical treatment”, the service explained.
The GNFS said despite the injuries of the 2 Firefighters, the remaining crew members directly fought the fierce fire and brought it under control at 11:59pm and finally knocked it out at 00:12 pm.