Four of the fire officers were left in critical condition after a motorcycle and the fire tender they were travelling on collided at a section of the Kwame Danso-Atebubu road in the Bono East Region on Tuesday.
One person, the pillion rider, is reported to have died in the accident.
The Atebubu-Amantin Divisional Police commander, ACP Samuel Alordey, in narrating the incident said, “on the way coming to the hospital where the fire alarm was sounded, they got involved in an accident. The car knocked down a motor rider with a pillion rider. The pillion rider died. The car summersaulted several times and landed upside down. It is damaged beyond repairs.”
A statement released by the Ghana National Fire Service said the Chief Fire Officer was deeply saddened by the incident and gave assurances of giving the victims the best medical attention.
The release also said the Ghana National Fire Service Council and the Interior Minister had put in place plans to airlift the affected fire fighters to Accra for further medical attention.
“Management wishes once again to assure the entire personnel of the Service and the public that, the safety of firemen remains the ultimate priority and we will continue to ensure a safe and conducive working environment for all personnel,” the statement added.
Read the statement released by the Ghana National Fire Service below: