Ghana National Fire & Rescue Service

Brong Ahafo Regional Command

Saving lives and property

Historical Overview
 

The Brong Ahafo Regional Command Of the the Ghana National Fire Service is one of the eleven(11) administrative Regional Commands in the country. It was established on 29th November, 1966 under the command of SubO A.K. Adjei with the main aim of preventing and managing undesired fires in the region. Since its creation, the service has chalked countless sucesses as far as fire prevention and management is concern. The service also has competent and and well equipped Road Traffic Coalition Rescue Teams across the seventeen (17) Fire Stations in the region.Currently, the staff strength of the service stands at five hundred and two (502). Operationally,the region has taken delivery of ten new Pierce Fire Tenders which has since been distributed to the beneficiary districts.This singular act has massively contributed to the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the region. This notwithstanding, the region is
chronically in need of pickups and motor bikes for the Fire Education Task Forces. It is also in dire need of computers.


Vision

To prevent and manage undesired fires, thereby reducing loss of lives and property by enforcement of fire safety measures in national strategic installations, and responding promptly to fire disasters.

MISSION

To provide an efficient and valued fire and rescue service to meet statutory requirement in Act 537 and public expectation. This will be achieved through appropriate resource in terms of equipment, appliances, and premises and by effectively training personnel. We are confident that we can maintain and improve public safety from fire and other emergencies, thereby protecting the people, industry, crops and the vegetation.

COLLABORATING AGENCIES

In the event of any disaster in the region, the GNFS collaborates with other agencies such as NADMO, the Military, Police, EPA, Forestry,  and other key stakeholders such as chiefs, MCEs, DCEs  etc, to deal with the situation. However, in such circumstances, the Regional Fire Commander takes the overall command. 

STRUCTURE

The Service runs a centralized administration with a Regional Headquarters in Sunyani and Seventeen Fire Stations across the region. The overall command of the region lies in the hands of the RFO and assisted by the Regional 2I/C.