Chief Fire Officer honoured for his leadership

Dr. Albert Brown Gaisie,Chief Fire Officer

Dr. Albert Brown Gaisie,Chief Fire Officer

African Forum Scotland (AFS), a research and development centre, last week Wednesday, presented a plaque to Dr Albert Brown Gaisie, the Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire (GNFS), in recognition of his leadership in health and safety in Ghana and the West African Sub-region.

“Our background research and due diligence has identified and recognised your significant transformational leadership contribution in health and safety within Ghana and the entire West Africa Sub-Region.

Accordingly, we are delighted to inform you that you have been unanimously nominated to be conferred as a Fellow and Member of Africa Forum Scotland,” a letter accompanying the plaque said.

Dr Gaisie would later in October receive Fellowship and Membership Award of AFS in Scotland, UK.

In an interview with The Ghanaian Times, Dr Gaisie said through the hardwork of his management the GNFS had been transformed into a regrettable institution in Ghana.


He said hardwork, humility and tenacity of purpose were key attributes of the leadership that has been offered the service in the past few years.

The Chief Fire Officer said “I feel that God has recognised my prayers and support for humanity.”

Dr. Gaisie said he built the capacity of personnel, commissioned 38 stations nationwide and ensured the promotion of 5,000 personnel.

As a recipient of many local and international awards, the Chief Fire Officer said for the first time since 1963 personnel of the service would receive 20 per cent of their salary as rent allowance.

He said a 20- acre land was acquired at Adraheim Nkwanta, for the construction of the Northern Fire Training Academy.

Dr Gaisie said he envisioned the GNFS as an institution of excellence in the next five years.

He advised households and communities to consider fire safety as a priority.

By Malik Sullemana    


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