STRUCTURE OF GNFS
The Service runs a Centralised Administration with a National Headquarters in Accra and seventeen (17) Service Administrative Regions in all the Political Regions of Ghana. Tema Region makes up the Seventeenth Region.
Each Fire Service Region has Metropolitan. Municipal and District Fire Stations as well as Fire Posts.
The Service also has a Training Institution, the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS), located at James Town in Accra. In order to ensure effective and efficient management of the Service, the following Directorates have been created in line with the Service’s Act (Act 537):
- Human Resource Development and Training
- Technical Services
- Research, Development and Monitorin
- Policy Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PPME)
- Fire Safety
- Rural Fires
- Research and IT
- Special Duties
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service is the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) who is supported by Fourteen (14) key Directors, mostly of the rank of Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO).
Following the Directors are Regional Fire Officers (RFO’s) who are of the rank of Assistant Chief Fire Officer Grade 1 (ACFOI) and in some cases, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Grade II (ACFOII).
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Fire Officers (MFOs and DFOs) represents the next line of authority. They are usually of the rank of Divisional Officer Grade I or II and in some instances Divisional Officer Grade III (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 often of the Rank of Assistant Divisional Officer Grade I and II.
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.
The Ghana National Fire Service is committed to providing an efficient and valued fire and rescue service to meet statutory requirement in Act 537 and public expectation. This will be achieved through appropriate resourcing in terms of equipment, appliances, and premises and by effectively training personnel.
We are confident that we can maintain and improve public safety from fire and other emergencies, thereby protecting the people, industry, crops and vegetation.