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Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Aptitude Test
The Ghana National Fire Service is under the auspices of the Ministry of interior with the president as commander-in-chief.
General Knowledge Questions & Answers
1. What was the Fire Service established
- It was established in 1997 under Act 219 to Extinguish fires and provide humanitarian services and re-established by Act 537
2. What is the GNFS command structure?
- 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:
- Finance and Administration
- Human Resource and Training
- Technical Services
- Research, Development and Monitoring
- Fire Safety
- Rural Fires
3. What is the rank structure of the Ghana National Fire Service?
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.
- Chief Fire Officer (CFO)
- Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO)
- Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO)
- Divisional Officer Grade One (DO I)
- Divisional Officer Grade Two (DO II)
- Divisional Officer Grade Three (DO III)
- Assistant Divisional Officer Grade One (ADO I)
- Assistant Divisional Officer Grade One (ADO II)
- Cadet Officer (CO) (Corps Training into Becoming Senior Officers at the Fire Academy and Training School (Fats)).
Junior Officer Ranks
- Station Officer Grade One (STN/O I) Or Group Officer Grade One (GO I)
- Station Officer Grade Two (STN/O II) Or Group Officer Grade Two
- (Go Ii) Assistant Station Officer (ASO) Or Deputy Group Officer (DGO)
- Subordinate Officer (SUB/O) Or Assistant Group Officer(AGO)
- Leading Fireman (LFM) Or Leading Firewoman (LFW)
- Senior Fireman (SFM) Or Senior Firewoman (SFW)
- Fireman (FM) Or Firewoman (FW)
- Recruit Fireman (RFM) Or Recruit Firewoman (RFW)
4. What was the aim of the Ghana National Fire Service
The primary aim of the Ghana National Fire Service at its established in 1963 by Act 219 was firefighting and extinguishment, and to render humanitarian services.
Subsequently, in 1997 the Ghana National Fire Service Act (Act 537) was enacted to re-establish the Ghana National Fire Service with the objective of prevention and management of undesired fires and other related matters with an expanded mandate.
The purpose of Act 537 was to expand the functions of the GNFS taking into cognisance modern trends in the Fire Services all over the world; from fire intervention to fire prevention and safety.
5. Who is the Current Chief Fire Officer (CFO)?
- Julius Kuunuor Aalebkure
6. What are the objectives of the Fire Service?
The Ghana National Fire Service is mandated to undertake the following functions:
- Organize public fire education programmes
- To create and sustain awareness of the hazards of fire.
- To heighten the role of the individual in the prevention of fire; and
- Provide technical advice for building plans with regard to machinery and structural layouts to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operations, and fire management;
- Inspect and offer technical advice on fire extinguisher;
- Co-ordinate and advice on training of personnel in firefighting departments of other institutions in the country;
- Train and organize Fire Volunteer Squads at the community level;
- Offer rescue and evacuation services to those trapped by fire, or in other emergencies; and
- Undertake any other function incidental to the objectives of the Service.
7. What is the Motto of Ghana National Fire Service?
- The Fire Service motto is “We Save Lives and Properties from Undesired Fires.”