Assistant Chief Fire Officer James Emmanuel Quao was born on 17th July, 1961 in Ashanti Bekwai. He gain a diploma in music from University of Education, Winneba in 1991.


He joined the Ghana National Fire Service in 2nd July 1991

During his career as a firefighter, he obtained a post graduate certificate in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2009.



  • Operational fire fighter.
  • Acting Band President 26th July, 2005.
  • National Band President
  • Fire Investigator 18th November, 2001 to 18th November, 2009.
  • Assistant Director Investigation 18th November, 2009 to 11th March, 2010.
  • District Fire Officer (Industrial Area Fire Station, Accra) 11th March, 2010 to 7th January, 2011.
  • Assistant Director (Research, Development & Monitoring) 7th January, 2011 to 15th August, 2011.
  • Deputy Director (Research, Development & Monitoring) 15th August, 2011 to 3rd August, 2012.
  • Regional 2IC (Ashanti Region – Kumasi) 3rd August, 2012 to 19th January, 2015.
  • Regional 2IC (Western Region – Sekondi) 19th January, 2015 to 24th April, 2016.
  • Acting Regional Commander (Upper West Region – Wa) 24th April, 2016 to 1st October, 2018.
  • Regional Commander (Upper West Region – Wa) 1st October, 2016 to 28th March, 2018.
  • Regional Commander (Western Region – Sekondi) 28th March, 2018 to 8th March, 2018.
  • Regional Commander (Greater Accra Region) 8th March, 2019 to date.




  • ADO – 1st September, 1992
  • DOIII – 1st July, 1995
  • DOII – 1st January, 2000
  • DOI –  1st January, 2010
  • ACFO- 1st October, 2016




  • Built and commissioned a clinic for the service at Wa (Upper West Region) 18th April, 2018.
  • Built and commissioned a clinic for the service at Sekondi (Western Region) April, 2019.
  • Built and commissioned a twenty thousand (20000) liters water reservoir for fighting fire (Upper West Region) 18th April, 2018.
  • Built and commissioned boreholes for the service at Wa (Upper West Region) 1st April, 2018.
  • Built a huge uncompleted edifice (i.e. a canteen, gym and a conference hall) yet to be roofed at Wa (Upper West Region).
  • Built and commissioned a security post at the Regional Fire Commander’s residence at Wa (Upper West Region) all without government intervention.