Veep commissions Ghana's second Fire Service Academy in Wungu

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned Ghana's second Fire Service Academy and Training School at Wungu in the West mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region to expand Ghana's fire training capacity.

Date Created : 2/9/2024 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/

The newly-built training school, which has well-furnished classrooms, a three-storey administration block, dormitories for male and female, a dining hall, and also equipped with modern training equipment, is the 2nd fire service training school in Ghana, since independence, after the only one at James Town, Accra.

The school will offer a comprehensive curriculum, including courses in rescue, evacuation, decontamination, fire prevention and suppression, hazardous materials management, and even bushfire volunteer training.

Vice President Dr. Bawumia speaking at the commissioning ceremony highlighted the government's commitment to surpassing the single fire training school that existed since independence and also stated that the third training school in Dua-Yaw Nkwanta will also be commissioned, and the fourth is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

He further underscored the importance of well-equipped firefighters in managing emergencies. "Firefighting is critical, and this facility, strategically located outside Accra, will significantly enhance training and service delivery, ultimately saving lives across the country."

"Fires and other incidents can be devastating, and it's our duty to ensure our firefighters possess the necessary skills and tools to handle any situation effectively," Dr. Bawumia said.