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When I am called to duty God wherever flames may rage Give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age help me embrace a little child Before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of the fate. Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfil my calling and to give the best in me to guard my every neighbour and protect his property and if according to your will I have to lose my life please bless with your protecting hands my children and my wife. Amen.

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  Profile

     Mr. William Brown Acquaye

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Mr. William Brown Acquaye was born on 16th February 1954 in Cape Coast. Married with 4 children. A product of St. Augustine’s College Cape Coast... APSU 1972 year group and Ghana National College.

Pursued a diploma course in Geodetic Engineering at KNUST joined the Ghana Education Service after national service with the Ghana Highway Authority in Cape Coast.

Taught mathematics at Ghana National College and St. Augustine’s College, and St. Theresa’s Minor Seminary at Amissano, near ape Coast. Left the GES at the superintendent grade and joined GNFS in 1986.

At GNFS he pursued various courses, both academic and professional. He possessed a post-graduate diploma in Organization Development (OD), and currently working on his thesis for a Masters degree in OD with the UCC—OCIC partnership programme.

For his professional and career development, he is a product of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Junior Division Course 36 and the Fire Service College in the United Kingdom. Courses pursued at the Fire

Service College include; Leadership and Management, International Operational Command and Divisional Command.

He also pursued a course in Olympic Solidarity at Greenhill, GIMPA, and a Senior Management course at the School of Administration, University of Ghana.

He has attended and chaired several seminars, workshops and exhibitions, both locally and internationally. These include: International Workshop on Combustion Diagnosis and Optical Techniques, 23th World Conference of International Organization Development Association (IODA), Annual General Meeting of the World Rescue Organization (WRO), Cardiff, UK, World Trauma Challenge, Cardiff, UK, World Extrication Challenge, Cardiff, and the National Ambulance Service.

  1. His work experiences include:

  • Housemaster, Ghana National College, Cape Coast,

  • Senior Housemaster, St. Augustine’s College,

  • Instructor at Fire Academy and training School (FATS)

  • Director of Sports of GNFS

  • Staff Officer to the Chief Fire Officer

  • Commandant of the Fire Academy and Training School

  • Director of Training, Finance and Administration

  • Currently the Director of Operations and Second in Command to the CFO, a position he has held since 2005. He was also the Regional Commander for the Gt. Accra, Central and Eastern regions and member of the respective Regional Security Councils (REGSEC).

  • He was a guest lecturer at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and staff College, the Police College and the Prisons Officers Training School.

2. Aside his professional works experience, other appointments held, some of which he still holds include:

  • Secretary to the Security Services Sports Council (SESSCO)

  • Member of the erstwhile Fire Service Council (FSC)

  • Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the FSC

  • Member of the Emergency Response Committee of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

  • Member of the steering Committee of the National Ambulance Service (NAS)

  • Hon. Member of the erstwhile Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly.

  • A Director of Organization Capacity Improvement Consultants (OCIC)

  • Member of the Board of Governors of St. Augustine’s College.

  • He was keen and powerful sportsman in his youthful days and won many laurels in short putt.

  • Discus and javelin events during Inte-Co Games, Ghana University sports Association (GUSA) games and West Africa University Games (WAUG).

  • He also led the Athletics Team of Ghana to the World University Game (FISU) in Mexico City in 1979.

3. Hobbies

  • His hobbies are throwing of objects and disciplining students.

  • He has several nick-names, some of which are:

  • Jim Brown, Double Man and Boulder.

 

 

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