Fidelity Bank organized a fire safety exercise at its Head Office Annex, Orange Height at Tesano in Accra in association with the Ghana Fire Service, NADMO, National Ambulance Service and the Ghana Police Service.
The exercise was to test and demonstrate the bank’s readiness in the unlikely event of a fire disaster. This also forms part of the Bank’s Business Continuity Plan and fulfills regulatory and international safety requirement on institutional preparedness and evacuation for fire.
During the exercise, the Fire Service team created artificial smoke and fire wardens were put in positions to assist in evacuating staff and customers to the fire assembly point, where headcount was done.
Staff of the Bank responded to the drill unreservedly and performed as they had been trained to do in the unlikely event of a fire outbreak.
The fire service applauded the staff of the Bank for their swift response and collaboration during the exercise.
The Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Bank, Shirley-Ann Awuletey-Williams, stated, “I am very happy that we tested our readiness, resilience and business protection by simulating fire and an emergency building evacuation drill today. In all, our employees, as well as our cherished clients, were all safely evacuated.”
We want to use this opportunity to assure our customers and stakeholders of the highest form of safety and security of their investments. We also appreciate everyone who got involved make this exercise successful, she added.