The Service runs a centralised administration with a National Headquarters in Accra and eleven Service Administrative Regions in all the political regions of Ghana.

Tema Region makes up the eleventh region.

Each Fire Service Region has District Fire Stations as well as Fire Posts.

The Service also has a Training Institution, the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS), based in Accra.

In order to ensure effective and efficient management of the GNFS activities, the following Directorates have been created as required by Act 537:

 Operations

 Finance and Administration

 Logistics

 Human Resource and Training

 Technical Services

 Research, Development and Monitoring

 Fire Safety

 Rural Fires

Other Directorates may be created as stated in Act 537 to ensure efficiency of operations.

The 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 Officers (DCFO).

The Director of Operations is however, the second in command in the hierarchy.

Below the Directors are Regional Fire Officers (RFO’s) who are of the rank of Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO).

District Fire Officers (DFO) represents the next line of authority. They are usually of the rank of Divisional Officer Grade One or Two and in some instances Divisional Officer Grade Three (DOI/DOII/DOIII).

At the bottom of the hierarchy of authority are Officers-in-Charge of Fire Post, Watches or Sections at the various Stations.