MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) – As many as 20 Nigerian firefighters have started training in the international rescuers training center of the Civil Protection University of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry in Borisov District, Minsk Oblast, BelTA has learned.
Over the course of one week the Nigerian firefighters will complete four programs. They will be trained how to use breathing apparatuses, do rescue work in an emergency zone, investigate fires, and respond to incidents involving chemicals, radioactive and nuclear substances. Groups of five people each have been formed out of the foreign specialists.
As part of the fire investigation program the students will learn the main methods of investigating fires and how to examine fire sites. As part of another program they will get practical skills of using breathing apparatuses in various emergencies. Training sessions focusing on alleviating natural and man-caused emergencies will be arranged. The students will be made familiar with and will practice rescue work in the course of responding to incidents involving chemicals, radioactive and nuclear substances.
A tactical training area of the international rescuers training center will be used for practical classes. It is a unique outdoor facility that allows modeling the entire range of natural and man-caused emergencies. The classes will last till 21 May.
In February 2021 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Nigeria Vyacheslav Bril met with Controller General of the Federal Fire Service of Nigeria Ibrahim Liman. The possibility of training Nigerian specialists in the international rescuers training center in Belarus was discussed.