An Empirical Evaluation of Fire Outbreak Management in Ghana: The Case of Accra Metropolis

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AshEse Journal of Business Management

Vol. 4(1), pp. 154-183, March, 2019                                                                                   

ISSN 2059-7835                                                                                                                      

© 2019 AshEse Visionary Limited                                                               

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An Empirical Evaluation of Fire Outbreak Management in Ghana:The Case of Accra Metropolis

Debora Kwasikpui1, Bright Nana Kwame Ahia2*, Dally Kwasi3

1,2,3University of Electronic Science and Technology of China No. 2006, Xiyuan Ave, West Hi-Tech Zone 611731, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

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Received January, 2019; Accepted March, 2019.

Abstract

The outcome of the variance inflation factor test in the study showed there is no issue of collinearity. To study the relationship between the variables understudy, Pearson correction test was conducted. The result indicated that all the independent variables had some relationship with the dependent variable to some extent. Furthermore, a correlation analysis and linear regression is conducted to evaluate the extent to which these variables influence the outcome of fire management. The results from the study indicated that, constant inspection of property by authorities is one of the critical factors in fire management. The behavior of individuals is shaped through these frequent visitations from authorities and this is statistically significant. Household occupants due to the frequent visitation of city authorities adopt positive fire prevention attitude. This supports findings in literature that suggest supervision from mandated agencies plays critical role in disaster management. Disaster management includes preventive measures and promoting individuals to be ready in times of any uncertain event. Furthermore, the locations of firms and entities in designated areas, road mappings and ventilation are prudent step to curb these fire disasters. Outcome of the statistical analyses support the findings of the study and shows that risk in disaster can be reduced drastically through the various ways elicited on the research work.

Key words:Fire Management, Disasters, Fire Prevention, Variance Inflation Factor Test, Ghana

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