Somaliland: Recruit firefighters complete their Training

New batch of firefighters from the Somaliland fire fighter service have completed three months of training to boost their skills and ability to respond to emergency situations in in general.

The training was facilitated jointly by Fire and Emergency Department of the Hargeisa Municipality and was undertaken at the Hargeisa Fire and Emergency Department headquarters.

Col Ahmed Sawahili , commanding officer of Somaliland Fire fighters speaking during the graduation of the new cadets said, “The training is part of an ongoing process aimed at boosting the capacity of firefighting and rescue operations.

The students gained the knowledge and skills of basic fire science, fire suppression principles and practice, first responder emergency care, and fire prevention and public education.

“During training the new firefighters have been put through their paces, learning how to deal with an array of emergency situations including fires, rescues from water and road traffic collisions in a bid to respond properly when we get that call,” said the Fire chief.

The new firefighters will begin their operational careers across the county with Hargeisa Fire and Rescue Service following an intensive training course.