Ghana National Fire Service Aptitude Test Questions and Answers

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The Ghana National Fire Service recruitment and aptitude test processes are handled by the Ministry of Interior, Ghana. At the Aptitude test stage, applicants will take the short exams at their designated Immigration Processing Stations, and schools across the country.

The guidelines below including the Aptitude Test Questions and Answers will give you a assist you to pass this stage of the recruitment process. The aptitude test will be taken by any applicants who have successfully passed the body selection stage of the recruitment process.

The Ghana National Fire Service is under the Ministry of Interior with the President of the Republic of Ghana as Commander-in-chief.

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The Ghana National Fire Service recruitment requires a good score on the aptitude test to qualify you for the next stage. Preparing for the aptitude test will increase your chances of success to the next stage of the recruitment process.

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Ghana National Fire Service Aptitude Test Scope & Curriculum Areas

The format of the Ghana Fire Service aptitude test requires that you sit writing the Fire Service aptitude test on a computer and at your nearest Fire Service Careers Centre. Applicants who have successfully passed the body selection stage of the recruitment will be tested in the following areas:

  1. General knowledge about the Fire Service
  2. Numeracy knowledge & Arithmetic reasoning
  3. Literacy knowledge
  4. General Science

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Fire Service General knowledge Questions & Answers

Q1. What is the organization of the Ghana Fire Service?
Answer: The Ghana Fire Service is composed of the Fire Service general recruits and Fire Service officers.

Q2. When was the Fire Service established?
Answer: It was established in 1963 under Act 219 to Extinguish fires and provide humanitarian services and was re-established by Act 537 in 1997.

Q3.What is the Ghana National Fire Service command structure?
Answer: The Ghana National Fire Service command structure extends from the minister of interior in the government to commanders in the field. Ghana Immigration Service units are deployed in the capital regions, and in Ghana’s border regions.

Q4.What is the rank structure of the Fire Service?

ANSWER: The Service runs a centralised administration with a National Headquarters in Accra and eleven Service Administrative Regions in all the political regions of Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service is the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) who is supported by eight (8) key Directors, mostly of the rank of Deputy Chief Fire Officers (DCFO).

The Director of Operations is, however, the second in command in the hierarchy.  Below the Directors are Regional Fire Officers (RFO’s) who are of the rank of Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO).

District Fire Officers (DFO) represent the next line of authority. They are usually of the rank of Divisional Officer Grade One or Two and in some instances Divisional Officer Grade Three (DOI/DOII/DOIII).

At the bottom of the hierarchy of authority is Officers-in-Charge of Fire Post, Watches, or Sections at the various Stations. See below for the structure of the Ghana National Fire Service.

Structure of the Ghana National Fire Service

Officer Ranks

  1. Chief Fire Officer (CFO)
  2. Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO)
  3. Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO)
  4. Divisional Officer Grade One (DO i)
  5. Divisional Officer Grade Two (DO ii)
  6. Divisional Officer Grade Three (DO iii)
  7. Assistant Divisional Officer Grade One (ADO i)
  8. Assistant Divisional Officer Grade One (ADO ii)
  9. Cadet Officer (CO) (Corps Training to become Senior Officers at the Fire Academy And Training School [FATS])

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Junior Officer Ranks

  1. Station Officer Grade One (STN/Oi) Or Group Officer Grade One (GO I)
  2. Station Officer Grade Two (STN/Oii) Or Group Officer Grade Two
  3. (Go II) Assistant Station Officer (ASO) Or Deputy Group Officer (DGO)
  4. Surbordinate Officer (SUB/O) Or Assistant Group Officer(AGO)
  5. Leading Fireman (LFM) Or Leading Firewoman (LFW)
  6. Senior Fireman (SFM) Or Senior Firewoman (SFW)
  7. Fireman (FM) Or Firewoman (FW)
  8. Recruit Fireman (RFM) Or Recruit Firewoman (RFW)

Q5. What equipment has the Ghana Fire Service?
Answer: The equipment consists of older weapons of British, Brazilian, Swiss, Swedish, Israeli, and Finnish origin. The Ghana Fire Service inventory has the following equipment: FV-601 Saladin and EE-9 Cascavel reconnaissance vehicles; MOWAG Piranha armored personnel carriers; 81mm and 120mm mortars; 84mm recoilless launchers; and 14.5mm ZPU-4 and 23mm ZU-23-2 air defense guns.

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Fire Service General knowledge Questions & Answers For Fire Service

Q1. When was the Fire Service established?
ANSWER: The Fire Service was collectively established in 1957 in Accra, Ghana.

Q2. Who Is the Current Chief Fire Service?
ANSWER: Edwin Ekow Blankson

Q3. What are the objectives of the Fire Service?
ANSWER: The GNFS has a broad objective of prevention and management of undesired fires. This includes inspection of high-rise and commercial buildings equipped with the necessary fire engineering, Organizing and educating the public on the hazards of fire, Road Traffic extrication, and other matters related.

Q4. What is the Motto Of the Ghana Fire Service?
Answer: The Fire Service motto is “We Save Lives and Properties From Undesired Fires.”

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Q5. When did Ghana gain independence?
ANSWER: 6 March 1957.

Numeracy knowledge & Arithmetic reasoning

Q1. Find the missing number in the following series: 234567 23456 ___?__ 234 23

A: 6
B: 2356
C: 2347
D: 2345
E: None of these

Q2. One container has 28 kilograms of flour and another has 4 kilograms. How many kilograms must be taken from one container, so each has an equal amount of flour?

A: 4
B: 12
C: 16
D: 24
E: None of these

Q3. Six pairs of shoe cost as much as 1 coat, 2 pairs of jeans cost as much as 3 pairs of shoes, and 4 pairs of socks cost as much as one pair of jeans. How many coats could I exchange for 64 pairs of socks?

A: 4
B: 1
C: 2
D: 3
E: None of these

Q4. The clock in my lounge room is 10 minutes slower than the clock on my phone, which is 6 minutes slow. My tram always leaves 6 minutes early, although it is scheduled for 8:55 am. It takes me 20 minutes to get to the tram stop. What time must I leave, according to my lounge room clock, in order to catch my tram?

A: 8:49 am
B: 8:35 am
C: 8:23 am
D: 8:29 am
E: None of these

Q5. A container of soft drinks was shared between four work teams of employees. The first team took 1/3 of the soft drink, the second team took ½ of what was left, and the remaining two teams shared the remaining soft drink equally between them. If there were originally 240 litres of soft drinks, how many litres of soft drinks did the third team get?

A: 20
B: 40
C: 80
D: 160
E: None of these

Q6. Working mothers who earn $30,000 or less per year receive a rebate on before and after school care of 75%, plus a school bonus of $6,000 that only applies to this category of earnings. Each dollar earned above this amount and up to $40,000 reduces the rebate to 55%, and for any amount above this, the rebate drops to 30%. There are three mothers – Jade earns $40,001, Emily earns $38,000 and Lucy earns $29,550. If the cost of before and after school care is $10,000 per year, what amount of money does the person have who has the least amount of money left after paying for before and after school care?

A: $33,000
B: $30,000
C: $40,001
D: $40,000
E: None of these

Q7. Find the missing number in the following series: 4 8__32 64 128

A: 24
B: 19
C: 16
D: 8
E: None of these

Q8. Find the missing number in the following series: __ 85 81 83 79 81 77

A: 89
B: 83
C: 87
D: 80
E: None of these

Q9. Percy rides his scooter to the station, which is 10 kilometers away. If Percy rides at a steady pace of 20 kilometers per hour, how many minutes will it take him to ride from home to the station?

A: 2
B: 4
C: 40
D: 30
E: None of these

Q10. If Bert had 3 cents more he would have twice as much as Georgia. If he had 4 cents less, he would have the same amount. How many cents does Bert have?

A: 4
B: 7
C: 11
D: 14
E: None of these

Q11. There are 72 apples on my tree at home; 38 are red, and the rest are green. I know 46 of the apples have worms in them, so I can’t use them for cooking. What is the maximum number of green apples I could have left to cook with?

A: 0
B: 8
C: 12
D: 26
E: None of these

Q12. Rebecca must give 5 out of every 6 dollars she earns each week to the tax department. If Rebecca gets to keep $10 this week, how much did she earn in total this week?

A: $30
B: $56
C: $50
D: $60
E: None of these

Q13. Find the missing number in the following series: 64 16 32 8?
A: 2
B: 8
C: 16
D: 32
E: None of these

Q14. If a piece of blueberry pie costs $4 and a piece of apple pie costs 50% more than a piece of blueberry pie, how much does a piece of apple pie cost?

A: $3
B: $2
C: $5
D: $6
E. None of the above.

Q15. Oliver has a box of toy cars, but he is not sure how many he has. If he arranges the cars in groups of four, he has three leftovers. If he arranges them in groups of 3, he has two leftovers and there are three leftovers when he puts them in groups of five. Oliver definitely doesn’t have any more than 30 cars, so how many does he have?

A. 27
B. 28
C: 21
D: 22
E: None of these.

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