Ghana National Fire Service Act, 1997 (ACT 537)

Section 26: (1) The Chief Fire Officer or an officer authorised by him may(a) break and enter into premises with or without the consent of the owner or occupier(i) where a fire has or is believed to have broken out; or(ii) where it is necessary to enter premises to gain access to extinguish or deal with fire; or to save life and property; and(b) do anything reasonably necessary on any premises to extinguish or deal with a fire.(2) A member of the Service may for the purpose of dealing with or extinguishing fire, enter any building, marine premises or an aerodrome facility without the consent of the owner or occupier to(a) use water or any other facility under the control of a person;(b) improve access to water or any other facility; or(c) maintain a hydrant or carry out any other work in connection with the use of a hydrant.(3) The Chief Fire Officer or an officer authorised by him shall give notice where practicable of his intention to exercise any of his powers under this section.(4) A member of the Service may arrest a person who starts a fire where the fire causes or is likely to cause damage to property or endanger life.(5) The owner of any property deployed to fight a fire is entitled to reasonable compensation from the Service for the use of his equipment or medium and for damage caused by that use.(6) The Chief Fire Officer or an officer authorised by him may at any reasonable time enter and inspect premises to ensure that the provisions of this Act and any regulations made under it are complied with.

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