Salary Structure: The compensation for Ghana National Fire Service workers in Ghana is determined by the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), Single Spine Salary Structure for Public Sector Workers in Ghana.
Salaries range from Ghc 2,320 (minimum) to Ghc 6,550.
Monthly wages include housing, transportation, and other amenities as part of the comprehensive package.
Allowances: Various allowances are provided, with the understanding that the risk allowance remains constant.
Ghana National Fire Service Training Allowance:
Officers undergoing training in the Ghana National Fire Service receive a training allowance ranging from Ghc 3,500 to Ghc 4,500, subject to periodic review. Minimum qualification requirements include a Senior High School (SHS) diploma, and recruitment is open to other craftsmen and Professional Certificate Holders. Regardless of rank, all recruits undergo training, which lasts for about 3 months, concluding with a pass-out ceremony.
How do I become a Fire Fighter in Ghana
To be eligible for induction into the Ghana National Fire Service, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
- Have no criminal record and possess good character.
- Be between 18 and 30 years of age for Officer Corps applicants and between 18 and 35 years for Driver/Mechanics.
- Meet the physical and medical fitness standards set by the Fire Service.
- Have a minimum height of 1.73 meters (5ft8 inches) for males and 1.63 meters (5ft4 inches) for females.
In addition to satisfying the general eligibility criteria, Firefighters and Rescue Crew applicants must also meet the educational requirements:
- Four (4) credits in SSCE/WASSCE, with a pass in English language or mathematics (D7 or E8).
- Four (4) credits in the Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Level Certificate, with a pass in English or Mathematics, or ‘A’ Level/’O’ Level with credit in English.