H.E. the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia commended Officers of the Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS) for their resilient efforts and a job well done over the years.

According to him, the reduction in the figures of fire outbreaks across the country is welcoming and an indication that fires are preventable and all should work towards preventing them.

The Vice President was speaking at the graduation parade of Cadet Course Intake XXIII at the Fire Academy & Training School in Accra. They  comprised  339 Officer cadets who fulfilled the enlistment criteria and serving officers who met the qualifications for advancement into senior officer corps.

Dr. Bawumia noted that  Government is aware of the enormity of the responsibility of the Fire Service and assured them of the Government’s commitment to resourcing the Service with all the needed tools and equipment to help them deliver on their mandate.

He added that resourcing of the Fire Service is evident in the number of projects that have sprung up at the Fire Academy and Training School and that two Fire Academy and Training Schools and a Fire College are also under construction at Duayaw Nkwanta, Wungu, and Kyebi.

The Vice President encouraged the graduating officers to give their best efforts and endeavour to make a difference wherever they find themselves.

He also encouraged them to uphold the positive tenets of the GNFS, be good ambassadors of the Service as well as advance the achievements of the Ghana National Fire Service.