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Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service

Fire can take away everything

The Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service is the same as your local fire department.


The headquarters of the Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service is in Accra, Ghana. Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, and is the second most populated region, after the Ashanti Region with about 16% of Ghana’s population.


Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service  
Photo by oneVillage Initiative

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) changed its name to Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service in March of 2010. The Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service (GNFRS) is an agency under the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior established in 1997. Ghana’s Ministry of the Interior is entrusted by its citizens to protect and uphold Ghana’s safety regulations and laws. The President of Ghana appoints the Chief Fire Officer.

The Ghana National Fire Service is the same as your local fire department by organizing public fire education programs, creating awareness of the hazards of fire, prevention of fire, provides technical advice for building layouts to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operations and of course fire management. Ghanaian firefighters also spend much of their time maintaining equipment, doing routine public safety inspections for businesses and housing, training for all types of emergency responses and filling out the reports and paperwork.

Did you Know...?

The earliest known fire department was formed in Ancient Rome staffed by slaves. Fire departments were also formed after the Great Fire of London in 1666.


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