ACFO William Yawson was born on 7th August 1959 at Ekumfi Ebiram in the Mfatseman District of the Central Region of Ghana.

He was educated at the Takoradi Secondary School, Winneba Secondary School and graduated from the University of Ghana in 1987 with B.A. (HONS).

After his National Service with the National Mobilisation Programme, he was offered an appointment by the Ghana National Fire Service on the 1st of February,1989 as Assistant Divisional Officer and an under – Cadet Officer. He was therefore, a member of the CADET COURSE ONE (1)

Upon graduation from FATS, he was posted to Sekondi Fire Station to become the OIC Administration at the Regional Headquarters.
He also held the positions below.

I. Breman Esiam District Fire Officer
II. Cape Cost Municipal Fire Officer - 1993 - 2001
III. Akatsi District Fire Officer - 2001 - 2005
IV. Agona-Nkwanta District Fire Officer - 2004 - 2009
V. Deputy Regional Commander (2ic) Western Region -Nov.2009 - Dec, 2014
He also attended the following courses/seminars to build his capacity.
I. Operational Fire-fighters Course
II. Divisional Commander’s Course (1993)
III. Capacity Building Course (at MDPI 2010)
IV. Senior Executive Development Course. ( MDPI. Jan. 2015)
Currently, he is the Regional Fire Officer for Tema.He is happily married with four (4) children. His hobby is gardening.