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Recruits graduate from Accra Fire Academy and Training School


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The latest round of recruits have graduated from the Fire Academy and Training School in Accra, Ghana, after six weeks of intensive training on firefighting.

The 525 recruits, comprised 278 males and 247 females, who went through the various stages of the process, including the pre-recruitment medical examination and the selection processes.

Candidates were exposed to the rudiments of firefighting required to manage and prevent undesired fires, and were provided with the required firefighting knowledge and skills through a hands-on approach to develop their operational competence.

The training was designed to strengthen their physical fitness and mental alertness through daily physical training and foot drills. The reviewing officer for the passing out ceremony was the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery.

The Overall Best Recruit was awarded to Fafali Anang who also won the Best in Academics.

Emmanuel Logah won the Best in Foot Drills, while Mawuse Jemima Daliesor won the Commandant Award.

Mr Dery commended the recruits for their discipline and comportment during the period of training. He said: “Remember to carry your profession with pride, and represent the service and by extension Ghana as a true firefighter, ready to save your country from life-threatening situations whenever you are called to duty.”

The minister also commended the efforts of the leadership of the service for the innovative methods of educating the public on the dangers of fire.

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