A training on Firefighting and Rescue was closed today, 30th June 2017. It was officiated by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations DCG Dan Munyuza. 98 trainees who completed the training include participants from Rwanda National Police (RNP), Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS) and several other Private Security Companies.
(L) Jerome Gasana, Director General WDA (C) DCG Dan Munyuza, Depuy Inspector General of Police - Operations (R) CP Vianney Nshimiyimana, Comdt Police Training School during the closing ceremony.
The closing ceremony was also attended by the Director General of Workforce Development Authority (WDA) Mr. Jerome Gasana, the Commandant of Gishari Police Training School CP Vianney Nshimiyimana, RCS Commandant, Rwamagana District officials and other officials from Private Security Companies who sent trainees.
Different officials that attended this event.
The course was organized in two (2) intakes for the Basic Firefighting and Rescue, each intake with 50 trainees, followed by a Training of trainers (ToT) for 30 best trainees selected from the 2 previous intakes.
Participants ready for demonstration
In his welcoming remarks, the Commandant appreciated the partnership between RNP and WDA that leads to skills development and capacity building in the field of firefighting and rescue. He also highlighted that the training will increase the number of trainers since the country is facing the problem of shortage of firefighters.
The Deputy Inspector General of the Police in charge of Operations, DCG Dan Munyuza, who was also the guest of honour highlighted the importance and the need of this course. In his speech, he cited examples of incidents related to fires in Rwanda and on the globe. He mentioned that such incidents resulted from faulty and old electrical wirings, appliances not professionally installed and lack of precautionary firefighting mechanisms in various buildings. The Deputy Inspector General also reiterated on the damages caused by fires alone in this year in Rwanda and worldwide where he pointed out the importance of this course and requested WDA and GIP to enhance collaboration with RNP Fire and Rescue department to train as many firefighters as possible. He called on the need to use the knowledge gained in the training of trainers who graduated today.
Trainees in demonstration on firefighting.