The Rescue and Fire Fighting Service Training School was established in 2003 as a training arm of the Fire Section of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
The management of the training school was handed over to the Ghana Airports Company Limited which was established in 2006 after the decoupling of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
In a bid to ensure that the training programs meet national and international needs for operational and top-level management personnel in both commerce and industry, they have been designed to conform to International Civil Aviation Organization’ (ICAO) standards and recommended practices.
The Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) Training Centre has since established a reputation for its high professionalism and realistic fire scenarios.
The school seeks to provide a world class rescue and firefighting and emergency response and training to enhance overall efficiency of professionals in the fire service industry.
The training centre has grown from merely taking care of training needs of its staff to that of other institutions in Ghana as well as countries in Central and Western Africa.
The school has trained personnel from renowned organizations such as Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Ghana Ports and Harbor Authority (GPHA), Volta River Authority (VRA), Tarkwa Gold Mines, Anglo-gold Ashanti,Ghana Airforce among others.
It has also offered training to personnel from African countries suck as Malawi, Sierra Leon, Benin, Cote D’Iviore and currently has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with one of the biggest fire schools in Africa ERSI in Douala, Cameroon.
The Rescue Fire Fighting Service Training School provides training in the following areas:
Participants are given firsthand experience in handling emergencies using advanced training simulators.
Class size is kept to ensure personalized attention and safety at all times during training.
The instructors are all practicing firefighting and rescue professionals. For most of the training programmes, hand on, true-to-life simulated exercises make up 70% of the training.
A comprehensive range of fire is designed to fully train and test firefighting and safety skill of participant. The simulators are maintained at dedicated fire training grounds where participants undergo true-to-life simulated exercises involving undercarriage fires, internal cabin fires, aircraft engine fires, smoke-filled chambers, pressure-fed fuel fires, heat filled chambers, and flash over fires.
The training programmes are designed for personnel of Airport Authorities, Airlines crews, Civil Defense Organizations, Aircraft Ground Engineers, National Fire Service, Petrochemical Industries, Hotels, Restaurants and Mining Industries etc.
|Crew Command||5 Days||26th -30th March 2018|
|Fire Ground Leadership||5 Days||23th -27th April 2018|
|Watchroom Operations and Incident Reporting||5 Days||4th -8th June 2018|
|Watch Command||10 Days||11th -22rd June 2018|
|Breathing Apparatus Instructors||10 Days||9th -20th July 2018|
|Structural Fire Fighting, Confined Space Rescue/Hazmat||5 Days||23rd -27th July 2018|
|Incident Command and Control Workshop||5 Days||6th -10th August 2018|
|Fire Ground Leadership||5 Days||20th – 24th August 2018|
|Fire Investigation Workshop||5 Days||3rd -7th September 2018|
|Emergency Management Workshop||5 Days||24th-28th September 2018|
|Helipcoter Fires||5 Days||1st -5th October 2018|
|Fire Safety Management Workshop||5 Days||8th -12th October 2018|
|Breathing Apparatus Wearers||5 Days||5th -9th November 2018|
|Advanced Fire Safety and Administration Course||4 Weeks||5th-30th Nov. 2018|
|OPerational Response to Hazardous Materials||5 Days||On Request|
|Dangerous Goods Awareness Course||5 Day||On Request|
|Fire Safety Course for Cargo Agents||1 Day||On Request|
|Cabin Crew Course||1 Day||On Request|
The Rescue and Fire Fighting Service also provides worldwide Aircraft recovery services involving low pressure lift-bags and winching systems for a fee.
The RFFS section has the capacity for aircraft recoveries for up to Boeing 747-400 series and has in the recent past undertaken the following reveries:
RFFS Training School
Ghana Airports Company Limited
KA PMB 36
Kotoka International Airport
Tel: +233 0244680499 / 0208303134 / 0244745297