1000 Fire Service trainees sent home indefinitely

1000 Fire Service trainees sent home indefinitely

- Some Fire Service trainees have been asked to go home for no reason

- The trainees numbering about 1,000 have completed the training

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has asked about 1,000 recruits to go home indefinitely.

The trainees, consisted of recruits and cadets who had successfully completed a three-month internship at various fire stations in the country.

They were due to go through the final phase of their training however.

1000 Fire Service trainees sent home indefinitely
1000 Fire Service trainees sent home indefinitely. Source: Myjoyfmonline.com
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A letter signed by Chief Fire Officer, Edwin Ekow Blankson on April 1, 2018 said “appropriate steps are being taken to authenticate documents and other information submitted to the Service by the trainees concerned.”

The statement further stated “only those who satisfy the requirements for employment into the Ghana National Fire Service shall be recalled to participate in the final phase of the training programme”.

The letter also directed all regional fire commanders to release all cadets and trainees interning with them on April 5, 2019.

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Meanwhile, the statement also directed that the first, second and the third batches who have received appointment letters to remain at post.

Some of the trainees 3news.com spoke to were not convinced they will be called back to complete their training.

They opined that, they have been indirectly “sacked” by the GNFS.

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