Here is the Ghana National Fire Service Latest Recruitment Notice on Scam and to alert or warn the public especially prospective recruits not to fall for such scams. Kindly take note of the information below from the Ghana National Fire Service.
Ghana National Fire Service Recruitment Notice (SCAM ALERT)
Management of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is warning the General Public, especially prospective Recruits, to desist from making any payment(s) to any Third Party with the intent of being recruited into the Service.
The Service has not contracted any person or group of persons to conduct any recruitment exercise on its behalf.
Recruitment into the GNFS is done transparently through the following procedures or processes:
- Purchasing of forms online
- Body selection and Inspection of Academic Certificates.
- Written examination
- Medical Examination
- Documentation and Issuance of Appointment Letters
It is important to note that no one can circumvent any of the above procedures and processes by paying any amount of money to any middle-man with the aim of facilitating their recruitment into the Service.
Management of the Service is by this release warning the citizenry that it will cooperate with other State Agencies to arrest and prosecute all such offenders be it personnel of the Service or other people who have made it a habit to defraud prospective Recruits.
All inquiries about Recruitment into the Service are to be made through telephone number 0299341436 for needed clarification and assistance.
We want to assure the general public that, we are committed to an open, transparent and credible recruitment process.
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About the Ghana National Fire Service
In the pre-colonial era, before the existence of Fire Service, fires were controlled by Traditional rulers, using the Asafo Companies (Traditional Soldiers) to fight all kinds of fires in their communities and localities.
It was not until 1955 before the colonial government found the need to reorganize the various Asafo Companies into vibrant groups to tackle both domestic and bushfires as there were only a few industries.
With the restructuring of the political administration of the Gold Coast into Local Government concept, a lot of the members of the Asafo Companies opted to become employees of the Local Government Institutions in the Country. In time the responsibility of firefighting became a duty of the Police Force.
As towns developed into municipalities, municipal councils, as well as some Government agencies with fire hazards formed their own fire brigades.
The idea of a National Fire Service was conceived in 1955 when the colonial Government invited Mr. S. M. Charters (ORE) of her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Fire Service into the country and to among other things, advise on the organization and establishment of Fire Service in Municipalities and in certain urban towns.
In 1962, the Government of Ghana employed the services of a Fire Advisory Expert, Mr. G. S. Leader, under the United Kingdom-Ghana Technical Assistance Programme to help formulate a policy on the formation of a National Fire Service which had long been contemplated.
In 1963 by an Act of Parliament (Fire Service Act 1963; Act 219) the Ghana National Fire Service was born from the then fragmented Railways, Ports and Harbours, Accra City, Kumasi City, and the Sekondi/Takoradi Municipal Fire Brigades. These brigades had hitherto existed as separate entities under government departments or municipal councils.
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.
Functions Of the Ghana National Fire Service
- The functions of the Service are as follows:
Organise public fire education programmes:-
i. To create and sustain awareness of the hazards of fire.
ii. 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 advise 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.
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