Firefighters trained to become first aid responders

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Seventy Five ranks of the Guyana Fire Service have been trained in First Aid and Traffic accident response by the French Guiana Fire and Rescue Service.

Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee said that Government has invested in the Fire Service and is not treating them like a stepchild.

At the closing ceremony of the training this morning, Minister Rohee pointed out that this type of training is critical when it comes to the transformation of the Guyana Fire Service to the Guyana Fire and Rescue.

French Police Attache John Le-Clech said the French Government heard that Guyana wanted to step beyond and be trained in first aid and traffic accident response and in this regard, they were happy to assist since this is an area of specialty for them.

Meanwhile, Chief Fire Officer Marlon Gentle noted that from 2009 to now Guyana and French Guiana have enjoyed a very fruitful relationship.

Gentle noted that this training is critical as the Fire service moves to increase its capacity. He revealed that the training complex in Leonora, West Coast Demerara is 60% completed. [Akash Ramlackhan]