The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has been given the clearance to recruit 1000 officers in the year 2019.
The minister for the interior, Ambrose Dery, announced this during the passing out parade of Recruit Course 48 at the Fire Academy and Training School (FATS) in Accra.
He explained that the move was to ensure that the service had the required human resource to maintain fire safety at all levels.
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“This will improve the firemen to citizen ratio of one is to 4,303 (1:4303) which is currently unacceptable per the United Nations standard of 1:800,” he said.
According to a report by Graphic.com.gh, a total of 398 recruits graduated, comprising 299 males and 99 females who were taken through drills, equipment handling, practical attachment and other nuances of firefighting.
Dery also announced that the government had approved the procurement of two hydraulic platforms that would help the GNFS to access high rise buildings extending beyond 15 floors.
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