List Of Qualifications For Ghana Fire Service. May 2022

In this post, I am going to take you through a list of qualifications for Ghana Fire Service recruitment, and other necessary information worth knowing if you are thinking of joining the Ghana Armed Forces.

Before we get through the details, let’s go through a brief history of the Ghana Fire Service. 

History Of The Ghana Armed Forces 

The Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service (GNFRS) is an agency under the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior, constituting Ghana’s nationwide fire service. It was established under Act 219 to extinguish fires and provide humanitarian services, and it was re-established in 1997 under Act 537 with the broad goal of preventing and managing unwanted fires and other related matters. This includes inspecting high-rise and commercial buildings for fire engineering, organizing and educating the public about fire threats, road traffic extrication, and other related issues.

Ghana National Fire Service Recruitment General Eligibility 

An eligible applicant for Ghana National Fire Service Recruitment must: 

a. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.

b. Be with no criminal record and of good character.

c. Be not less than 18years and not more than 30years of age Officer Corps applicants by 1st January 2018.

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d. Be not less than 18years and not more than 30years of age for Non-Tradesman applicants and 35 years for Driver/Mechanics by 1st January 2018.

d. Be physically and medically fit by Fire Service standards.

e. Be of a minimum height of 1.73metres (5ft8Inches) for males and 1.63metres (5ft4Inches) for females.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR OFFICER CORPS

Note: Some of the requirements might change with respect to the year you are applying. But this is the requirement as of 2021/2022 recruitment.

2. In addition to satisfying requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility,

applicants must have a minimum of HND from an Accredited University

in addition to at least two (2) years post working experience in the under-listed fields;

a. Engineers: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or Building Technology from an Accredited Tertiary Institution.

b. ForensicScientist: Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry or Computer Science from an Accredited Tertiary Institution.

c. Transport and Workshop Officers.

d. Estate Officers.

e. Marketing Officers.

f. Accountants.

g. Human Resource Officers.

h. Caterers/Hospitality.

3. REGISTERED GENERAL NURSES (RGN); Applicants must have a minimum of a Degree in

Nursing from an Accredited Tertiary Institution.

4. COUNSELORS; Applicants must have a minimum of a Degree in

Counselling from an Accredited Tertiary Institution.

 

5. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS; Applicants must have a minimum of a Degree in

Communication Studies, Public Relations or Journalism from an Accredited Institution.

6. LAWYERS; Applicants must have the following:

a. LLB/BL qualification from an Accredited Institution.

b. Not More than 35 years of age

ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR RECRUITS 

GENERAL DUTIES

7. Firefighters and Rescue Crew; In addition to satisfying requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. Four (4) credits in SSCE/WASSCE, and a pass in English language or mathematics (D7 or E8).

b. Four (4) credits in the Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Level Certificate, and a pass in English or Mathematics or ‘A’ Level / ‘O’ Level with credit in English.

TRADESMEN

8. Drivers and Driver Mechanics; In addition to satisfying requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. SSCE/WASSCE, ‘O’/’A’Level, GES Intermediate Level, NVTI Grades I & II Automobile Certificate, City and Guilds Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or J.S.S Certificate with 10 years driving experience.

b. Driver License D (minimum).

c. Minimum of three (3) years of driving experience.

9. IT TECHNICIANS; In addition to satisfying requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. SSCE/WASSCE, ‘O’/’A’ Level, GES Intermediate Level.

b. A Professional Certificate in Software Development, Website Development & Maintenance, Database Administration from an Accredited Institution.

10. PAINTING AND WRITING; In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. GES (COTVET) Certificate II in creative Arts Designs.

b. GES Intermediate Certificate Painting and Decorative Craft.

c. NVTI Certificate II in Painting and Decoration.

 

11. REGISTERED GENERAL NURSES (RGN); In addition to satisfying requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have a Certificate in Nursing from an Accredited Institution.

12. BANDSMEN: In addition to satisfying requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and“e” in General eligibility, applicants must have SSCE/WASSCE certificate including the following:

a. Regimental Band

i. Should be able to play more than one(1) Instruments including Clarinets, Bassoons, Flutes, Alto and Tenor Sax.

ii. Should be able to read the staff notations.

iii. Percussion: Should be good at every aspect of Percussion.

b. Dance Band

i. Keyboardist should be conversant with all types of songs.

ii. Vocalists must be able to sing all types of songs and back the songs as well.

iii. Bass and Lead Guitarist should be conversant with all types of songs.

13. ELECTRONICS / AUTO ELECTRICIANS / ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING;

In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and“e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. COTVET Certificate II.

b. GES Intermediate Certificate.

c. City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics, Auto Electrician and Electrical Engineering.

14. ELECTRICIANS; In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. GES (COTVET) Certificate II in Electrical Engineering Technology.

b. GES Intermediate Certificate in Electrical Installation Work.

c. City & Guilds Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

15. CATERERS/HOSPITALITY;

In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. GES (COTVET) Certificate II in Hospitality and Catering Management.

b. GES intermediate Certificate in Food and Beverage Service.

16. RADIO TECHNICIANS;

In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics.

b. City and Guilds Certificate in Telecommunication.

17. RECORD AND ARCHIVE KEEPER; In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e” in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. Diploma in Archival Studies.

b. Diploma in Records Management from an accredited Institution of Higher Learning.

18. REFRIGERATION & AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY;

In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and “e”

in general eligibility, applicants must have the following:

a. GES (COTVET) Certificate II in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology.

b. GES Intermediate Certificate in Refrigeration Mechanics.

c. City and Guilds Certificate in Refrigeration Technology.

19. SURVEYORS;

In addition to satisfying the general requirements “a”, “b”, “c”, “d”, and“e” in general eligibility, applicants must have a GSSM Certificate in Survey and Mapping.

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