The courtyard of the 10th Fire Fighters Brigade at Mimboman last Friday August 25, 2018 served as a converging ground where on behalf of the Commander of the Fire Fighter’s corps Brigadier General Mahamat Ahmed Kotoko, the Commander of the 10th Fire Fighters Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Ekosso Lysoke Francis handed over end of course certificates to some 315 fire and rescue youths who came to the end of their two months holiday training course in the domain of first aid and fire outbreak security.
Even the bible says bring up a child in a way that even when he grows, he will not depart from it. It is against this back drop that this ceremony which has become a tradition at the Fire Fighter’s Brigade for five years now saw the come together of excited parents and guardians at the courtyard of the 10th Fire Fighter’s Brigade in Mimboman down town Yaounde last Friday the 25th of August 2018 as parents answered present to witness the graduation ceremony of their off springs.
This holiday training course which has got three levels ran from the 25th of June to the 24th of August 2018 and had as objective to train these youths both male and female aged from 7 to 16 years to have notions in first aid and fire outbreak security, notions which might come handy and beneficial not only to them but to their parents as well as their entourage.
To this effect the commander of the 10th Fire Fighters Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Ekosso Lysoke said this training will permit these youths to have firsthand information on the notions of first aid and fire outbreak security. The commander of the 10th Fire Fighters Brigade stressed on the fact that the training course is not the first of its kind which is the initiative of the commander of the Fire fighters corps, Brigadier General Mahamat Ahmed Kotoko.
The 315 young fire fighters were visibly contented and satisfied with the training they received and say they will be glad to implement the notions they’ve acquired throughout their training even in the absence of their parents.
With this initiative by the command of the fire fighters corps, if at least a child in every home could have these basic first aid concepts it will be of great help to the entire nation. As a reminder, in case of fire outbreaks or incident which warrants the intervention of the Fire Fighting team, the magic number is 118.
Worthy to note is the fact that similar holiday training courses also took place in the different Fire Fighter’s groups implanted nationwide and it is not the first of its kind the fire fighters corps is organizing a course of this magnitude.