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Jakarta Trainers Upgrade Local Fire Officers

Jakarta Trainers Upgrade Local Fire Officers
NFA firefighters undergoes Firefighting and Rescue Joint Training with Jakarta Fire Department. PHOTO: TWITTER\NFAFIJI
July 27
11:20 2017

Six Jakarta Fire Department trainers are conducting a weeklong Firefighting and Rescue training programme for 15 National Fire Authority fire officers from around Fiji in Suva this week.

The joint training is conducted as part of the implementation of an existing Memorandum of Understanding between the Jakarta Capital City government, Indonesia and the local authority on Technical Co-operation.

The six member Jakarta team were traditionally welcomed by the authority at their headquarters in Walu Bay, Suva on Tuesday.

Chief fire officer Qionilau Moceitai while welcoming the training instructors said that they were fortunate to acquire the overseas trainers’ expertise to conduct the programme.

“This training will further uplift the proficiency of our firefighters in firefighting and rescue operations,” Mr Moceitai said.

The training focusses on high rise building rescue involving the use of ropes and knots when conducting rescues.

It also involves responses to collapsed building rescue strategies and techniques to rescue victims, hazardous and poisonous materials.

The programme will culminate with demonstrations by the course participants on the last day of the training tomorrow.

“The training is very important particularly in the development of our firefighters’ skills in high rise buildings rescue operations where a lot of techniques and specialised skills are required to safely conduct such high risk rescue operations,” he said.

“We are very grateful to the Jakarta Fire Department for their assistance in further enhancing our skills and capabilities in such specialised operations.”

Source: National Fire Authority




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