Sixty-three persons drawn from several Departments of the local Police Force were presented with certificates yesterday, after successfully completing one week of specialized training conducted by personnel from GlobalFire; a charitable organization based in Ontario, Canada.
The training course is an initiative of Fitzgerald Huggins, this country’s Consul General to Canada.
The Police Officers participating in the training were drawn from the Fire Department, RRU, SSU, CID, Traffic, Port, Outstations and were joined by participants from the Red Cross Society, Teachers Credit Union and the Argyle International Airport.
Delivering remarks at yesterday’s closing ceremony, at the Old Montrose Police Station, Inspector Junior Simmons said the trainees are now better equipped to deal with fire emergencies and noted that training is an important element in the operations of the Police Force.
The Police personnel received training in search and Rescue, Steep Bank Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Rescue from buildings, Entanglement, First Aid, Fire Burns, Confined Spaces, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Ropes and Knots.