A pulling-out ceremony has been held in honour of Dr. Albert Brown Gaisie, immediate past Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service at the GNFS Headquarters. The pull-out ceremony is a symbolic ceremony to signify the retirement of an Officer usually of Higher Ranking.
Dr. Gaisie’s working experience as a Fire Man spans over 29 years, during which he held many positions and commands including Ag. Chief Fire Officer from October 2010 to March 2011 and as Chief Fire Officer from December 2014 to 2017.
Today’s pulling-out ceremony is the first time a retired Chief Fire Officer has been given such honour since the establishment of the GNFS.
The Deputy Minister for the Interior, Hon. Henry Quartey in his farewell speech commended Dr. Gaisie for his dedication and commitment to the GNFS over the decades and urged other officers to emulate him.
He also appealed to the citizenry to seize every opportunity to demonstrate a high sense of loyalty, dedication and devotion to work towards the achievement of their various organizational objectives.
For personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service, he noted that the time for a more cohesive and unified front couldn’t have come at any other time than this and so called for all hands to be on deck and to forge ahead as a more united Service ready to deliver world class service to the good people of Ghana.
The Deputy Minster used the occasion to reiterate President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to providing the Service with the appropriate logistics and resources to enable it carry out its mandate in a professional manner.
Dr. Gaisie on his part was full of appreciation to the Fire Service Council and Management for the honour done him.
He urged personnel of the Service not to relent on their ores but rather continue with their dedication and commitment to humanity and the Service.
He called for more collaboration between serving Commanders and the past Commanders so as to tap in their wealth of experience.
“It is time we utilize the commitment and experience of retired officers. We have a lot to share”. He emphasized
Dr. Gaisie is credited with bringing many innovations into the Service. Notable among these are the introduction of a Weekly Uniform Code for personnel of the Service, rehabilitation of Ghana National Fire Service Clinic and organization of the first ever Medal Award Ceremony for Personnel and the Media, just to mention a few.
Dr. Gaisie was presented with a citation and other presents for his invaluable contribution to the Service.