To prevent and manage undesired fires,
thereby reducing loss of lives and property by enforcement of fire
safety measures in national strategic installations, and responding
promptly to fire disasters.
To provide an efficient and
valued fire and rescue service to meet statutory requirement in Act
537 and public expectation. This will be achieved through
appropriate resource in terms of equipment, appliances, and premises
and by effectively training personnel.
confident that we can maintain and improve public safety from fire
and other emergencies, thereby protecting the people, industry,
crops and the vegetation.
event of any national disaster, the GNFS collaborates with other agencies
such as NADMO, the military etc, to deal with the situation. However, in
such circumstances, the chief fire officer takes the overall command.
Service runs a centralised administration with a National Headquarters in
Accra and Eleven Service Administrative Regions in all and Political Regions
of Ghana. Tema Region makes up the Eleventh Region. The Service also has a
training institution, The Fire Academy and Training School, based in Accra.
Each Fire Service Region has District Offices. Presently, the Service has
125 offices in 108 out of the 145 political districts of Ghana. In
addition, 25 Fire Posts can also be found throughout the country.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service is the Chief
Fire Officer (CFO) who is supported by eight (8) key
Directors, mostly of the rank of Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO). The
Director in charge of Operations is however, the second in command in the
the Directors are Regional Fire Officers (RFO’s) who are of the rank of
Assistant Chief Fire Officer.
Fire Officers represents the next line of authority. They are usually of
the rank of Divisional Officer grade one or two (DOI / DOII).
bottom of the hierarchy of authority are Officers-in-charge of Fire Posts,
Watches/Sections at the Stations.
INFRASTRUCTURE / ACCOMMODATION
The Ghana National Fire
Service completed two new office accommodations at Nungua and Fomena in
the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions respectively.
Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) was provided with forty-five (45)
TATA vehicles made up of 4WD Pick-ups, Buses and Station Wagons. This is
unprecedented in the history of the Service, as previously, all vehicles
provided the Service were mostly in the form of Fire Tenders.
Government provided twenty (20) Desk top computers and twenty-two (22) Air
Conditioners, three hundred and eighty-six (386) hoses, one hundred and
thirty (130) sets of walkie-talkies to enhance the administration and
operations of the Service.
respect of Ghana National Fire Service, forty-five (45) personnel
were granted study leave to pursue various academic and professional
terms of in-service training, two hundred and sixty-four (264) personnel
throughout the country benefited from Road Traffic Accident [RTA], Fire
Safety, First Aid, Incident Command and Breathing Apparatus [BA] courses.
Instructors for these courses were from the World Council of Rescue
Organization [WCRO, UK].
addition, two (2) officers were sponsored to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Service in the United Kingdom for advanced course in Road Traffic Crash and
five hundred (500) recruits passed out to augment the total strength of the
Service will rigidly enforce the Fire Precautions (Premises) Regulations to
ensure adequate Fire Safety for the citizenry.
Service will also intensify Fire Safety education especially in fire prone
Service will develop a curriculum for fire education from pre-school to
Senior High School level and also build capacity in Bush Fire Management.
Service hopes to continue all on-going projects spread across the country.
computers and other office equipment will be acquired to further enhance the
smooth running of the administration of the Service.
Bush Fire Law, PNDC Law 221, is being reviewed to make it relevant for the
effective control and prevention of bush fires.
To conduct simulation exercises in selected
high rise buildings
The Service in conjunction with the Ministry of
Lands, Forestry and Mines is drafting a National Wild Fire Management Policy
and hope to complete it in the course of the year.
are far advanced to establish a Faculty of Fire Engineering and Safety at
the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Rescue Teams to be established at Fire Stations across the country to ensure
that citizens who find themselves in unfortunate situation are rescued
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