The Ghana National Fire Service is mandated to undertake the following functions:
a. Organise public fire education programmes:-
i. To create and sustain awareness of the hazards of fire.
ii. To heighten the role of the individual in the prevention of fire; and

b. Provide technical advice for building plans with regard to machinery and structural layouts to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operations, and fire management;

c. Inspect and offer technical advice on fire extinguisher;

d. Co-ordinate and advise on training of personnel in firefighting departments of other institutions in the country;

e. Train and organize Fire Volunteer Squads at the community level;

f. Offer rescue and evacuation services to those trapped by fire, or in other emergencies; and
g. Undertake any other function incidental to the objectives of the Service.