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Title: FIRE SAFETY PREPAREDNESS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF KUMASI, GHANA
Authors: Agyekum, Kofi
Ayarkwa, Joshua
Opoku, DeGraft Joe
Keywords: Fire safety
Central Business District
Kumasi
Ghana
Fire safety, Central Business District, Kumasi, Ghana
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Asian Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Asian Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 08, Issue, 01, pp.4169-4175, January, 2017
Abstract: In Ghana, the incidence of fire outbreak has become the order of the day, as there is no single day without news on fire outbreaks in some parts of the country. These fires affect different buildings. Knowing how to use installed facilities within buildings is very important in tackling fire emergencies. This study was conducted to assess the perceptions of occupants on fire safety preparedness in the Central Business District (CBD) of Kumasi. The key objectives set out were to assess fire disaster preparedness among occupants in the CBD, to assess the perceptions of the occupants on the causes of fire outbreaks and the use of firefighting equipment in the CBD, and to identify the measures which occupants feel should be put in place to control outbreak of fire in the CBD. The study adopted a case study research strategy. Empirically, the findings from the research showed that there is limitless fire safety preparedness among occupants in the CBD of Kumasi. The study recommends, that fire assembly points/emergency shelters, public education on fire safety, enforcement of fire safety policies, among others should be put in place to ensure that fire outbreaks are controlled in the CBD.
Description: An article published by Asian Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 08, Issue, 01, pp.4169-4175, January, 2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10919
ISSN: 0976-3376
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