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Nauru Fire Fighters Graduate After Completing AFL Course

Five new recruits from the Nauru Rescue and Fire Services completed their two weeks basic aviation fire fighting course. A pass out parade was held before they were given their
29 Jul 2015 11:29
Nauru Fire Fighters Graduate After Completing AFL Course
Harrison Harris, Tango Hubert, Jesse Jeremiah, Ezra Mae and Julven Ribauw with their AFL and CAAF certificates after the pass out parade this morning.

Five new recruits from the Nauru Rescue and Fire Services completed their two weeks basic aviation fire fighting course.

A pass out parade was held before they were given their certification by Airports Fiji Limited yesterday.

Nauru has been utilising the services provided by Airports Fiji Limited to upskill their fire fighters.

This recent training has further strengthened AFL’s role as a regional mentor in aviation training.

Airports Fiji executive chairman Faiz Khan said they reaching out to Pacific island countries to provide them with internationally-recognised training so they are able to improve their services.

Mr Khan said these fire fighters will play an important role in aerodrome safety when they go back to Nauru with the knowledge they have learned from Fiji.

“Air transport today plays a major role in driving sustainable economic and social development,” he said.

“It directly and indirectly supports employment of 56.6 million people around the world.

“That is why strengthening the skills of rescue fire fighters like the five young men from Nauru will ensure that the safety standards of the aviation industry is maintained.

“At the same time, we are attracting more and more interest from other Pacific countries who want to take part in the various trainings provided at AFL’s Fire Training School.

“We would like to congratulate the Nauru fire fighters who will be returning home on Friday after spending more than two weeks with us.”

The five firemen are Jesse Jeremiah, Tango Hubert, Ezra Mae, Harrison Harris and Julven Ribauw.

They began their course on July 13 and were handed their certificates at the conclusion of their training this morning.

“This is going to make us better fire fighters and for most of us this was a new experience not just the training but coming to Fiji,” Mr Jeremiah said.

“We have gained a lot of knowledge and will use this to benefit our fire services in Nauru.”

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