04 Jan New projects and vehicles for Ghana
Ghana’s Fire Academy and Training School has gained two new 2-storey dormitory blocks, a 2-storey classroom block and a dining hall, while Ghana’s National Fire Service has recently opened two hydraulic platforms and a Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV).
The new infrastructure projects and operational vehicles were officially opened by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. At the opening ceremony, held at the end of December, he noted that both form part of the government’s plans to resource and help the Ghana National Fire Service to deliver on its mandate more effectively, and help the Fire Academy to be among the finest in Africa.
He said: “In the coming years, government intends to make the Fire Academy and Training School Africa’s best by providing training facilities such as simulators which comprises of firefighting simulators and urban search and rescue simulators to help keep firefighters abreast with modern firefighting and rescue skills.”
The government, through the Interior Ministry and the Fire Service Council has already acquired plots of land across the country to help build additional training facilities for fire officers. The Ghana National Fire Service has also received permission to recruit more than seven thousand personnel to boost manpower strength.