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TİKA Held the Basic Firefighting and Tactical First Aid Training for Libyan Firefighters

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TİKA Held the Basic Firefighting and Tactical First Aid Training for Libyan Firefighters

Participants received theoretical and applied training in fire response, search and rescue, response to traffic accidents, occupational safety and tactical first aid.

ANKARA, Turkey, November 26, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TİKA), the Konya Metropolitan Municipality and the Association of Paramedics and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PARHAD) carried out the “Basic Training in Firefighting and Tactical First Aidfor 20 firefighters from Libya and as part of the Emergencies and Disasters Response Training Program (ADAMEP).

20 Libyan firefighters attended the 12-day “Tactical First Aid and Firefighting Basic Training”, held in Konya by TİKA, the Konya Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department and the Association of Paramedics and Medicine Emergency Department (PARHAD).

During the training program, participants received theoretical and applied training in fire response, search and rescue, response to traffic accidents, occupational safety and tactical first aid. After the theoretical training, an exercise was successfully carried out under the supervision of expert instructors. A certificate presentation ceremony was held at the Konya Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department Training Center to present certificates to Libyan firefighters who successfully completed the 12-day applied and theoretical training and exercise.

Muhamed Tayep, leader of the Libyan fire team, said the firefighting training was very useful and productive. He thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, TİKA, Konya Metropolitan Municipality and PARHAD for the organized program.

In his speech at the certificate presentation ceremony, Mustafa Uzbaş, Konya’s deputy mayor, pointed out that although fires, disasters and emergencies are undesirable events, it is necessary to be prepared for any such event, and that he expected that Had Libyan firefighters completed the training, they would apply the newly acquired knowledge in their country with equal success. He thanked TİKA for their cooperation in the project. Cevdet İşbitirici, Head of the Konya Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department, congratulated the participants who successfully completed the training and thanked TİKA for their contribution to the project.

Some other occupational groups will also receive theoretical and applied training as part of the Emergency and Disaster Response Training Program (ADAMEP), which aims to improve the capacity of partner countries’ human resources to respond to disasters and emergencies.

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