Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service

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Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service
Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) logo.jpg
Agency overview
Established 1997[1]
Employees 18,000
Staffing 6,000 management and support staff; 800 communications centre staff
Fire chief Albert Brown Gaisie
Facilities and equipment
Stations 140

The Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service (GNFRS) is an agency under the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior, constituting Ghana's nationwide fire service. It was established as the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) by the GNFS Act of 1997 (Act 537) with a broad objective of prevention and management of undesired fires and other related matters.[1]

Functions[edit]

The National Fire and Rescue Service was set up to perform the following functions:[1]

Change in name of the Ghana fire service[edit]

In March 2010, it was announced that the Ghana National Fire Service was to change its name to the Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service. The new mandate of the service was to operate both fire and ambulance services.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ghana National Fire Service". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ghana National Fire Service to change mandate". Ghana Business News. Retrieved 6 May 2011.