Brunei International Airport - Twenty-two Fire and Rescue Department personnel received their certificates of completion after having completed a two-week Basic Aircraft Fire Fighting Course handled by the Training Centre of the Airport Fire Services, Department of Civil Aviation.
Presenting the certificates during the closing ceremony at the Airport Fire Services Main Station, Department of Civil Aviation in Berakas was Hj Omarali bin Hj Mohd Ja'afar, Director of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Communications.
Chief Officer of the Airport Fire Service, Hj Wan Ramli bin Wan Ibrahim, put high hopes for the continuous collaboration between the Airport Fire Services and the Fire and Rescue Department in conducting training programmes and sharing relevant skills and expertise between both sides to enhance their officers' and staff skills and abilities as part of their strategic plan in human resource development.
The Director of Civil Aviation emphasised that attention should be given on the constant updating for the 'validity' of training courses provided in ensuring training courses are adapting to current needs, demands and current development especially technology advancement.
"We need to enhance this to ensure our readiness and promptness in response to emergency situations," he added.
According to a press statement, the course, a joint initiative between the Airport Fire Services, Department of Civil Aviation and Fire and Rescue Department, is designed to infuse more information, understanding and skills in techniques and tactics in responding to emergency situations or aircraft accidents.
Also present at the ceremony were the Acting Deputy Director of Fire and Rescue Department, the Acting Deputy Director of Civil Aviation, and senior officers from both departments.
Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin