Firefighters Christopher Schoop, Jhonatan Thewet, Thomas Kito, Sergio Bryson, Jamal Hodge, Michael Hodge, Karl De Palm, Ashley Marlin, Eugene Simmons, and Dennis Pantophlet with Fire Department Fire Suppression Section Head Nico van Zand, other Fire Department personnel and course facilitators.
CAY HILL–Ten firefighters recently completed a five-day training course on the maintenance of the air breathing mask linked to the breathing apparatus system (BAS). The two-part device protects firefighters from inhaling smoke or other hazardous substances when battling a fire or engaging in any activity that exposes them to harm.
Successfully completing the course were firefighters Christopher Schoop, Jhonatan Thewet, Thomas Kito, Sergio Bryson, Jamal Hodge, Michael Hodge, Karl De Palm, Ashley Marlin, Eugene Simmons, and Dennis Pantophlet.
Fire Chief Clive Richardson congratulated the firefighters on their success and dedication to their craft. “We are pleased with their accomplishment. This course makes the team more independent from external outsourcing and it saves the department on maintenance cost,” he said.
By completing this Level 4 course, the Fire Department personnel can maintain their own equipment and government does not have to spend extra to send the firefighting tools abroad to be repaired and/or cleaned.
The course was administered by Dräger Academy of the Netherlands, the maker of Dräger medical and safety technology products. The course was paid for by the National Recovery Programme Bureau (NRPB).
In case of emergency, the Fire Department can be reached at tel. 543-1316 or via the emergency number 919.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/89090-ten-firefighters-complete-mask-maintenance-course