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Volunteer firefighters talking about their good old days
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The “2017 National coordination task force of commanders, deputy commanders and general secretaries” held jointly by NFA, Fire Bureau of Changhua County and Volunteer firefighter corps of Changhua County took place at Fushan Japanese Restaurant in Changhua City today (the 2nd). More than 300 volunteer firefighter officials participated in this event and talked about the works and development of the volunteer firefighter organizations.

The “2017 National coordination task force of commanders, deputy commanders and general secretaries” held jointly by NFA, Fire Bureau of Changhua County and Volunteer firefighter corps of Changhua County took place at Fushan Japanese Restaurant in Changhua City today (the 2nd). More than 300 volunteer firefighter officials participated in this event and talked about the works and development of the volunteer firefighter organizations.

The volunteer firefighter organizations are the largest civilians recue organizations in Taiwan as well as the government’s most important partners when it comes to disaster rescue. As a token of appreciation and support, Dr. Yeh, Jiunn-Rong, Minister of the Interior, and Mr. Wei, Ming-ku, Magistrate of Changhua County gave their speeches at the banquet and listened to what the volunteer firefighters had to say. Minister Yeh presented Changhua County Government and Volunteer firefighter corps of Changhua County respectively with a glaze trophy and a bonus of NT$120,000 as the appreciation for the hard work of Changhua County for putting this task force together and the long-term assistance of the corps in firefighting and disaster rescue.

Dr. Yeh pointed out in the banquet that the volunteer firefighter organization has been a very important part of governmental and local rescue capacity by working together with firefighters in disaster rescue missions. He also mentioned the administration goals of Ministry of the Interior for this year (2017) and the “medium-term project to enrich manpower and equipment supplies for volunteer firefighter organizations.” Over the 5-year course of this project, the central and local governments will work actively together on “recruiting young volunteer firefighters,” “intensifying diversified professional trainings” and “optimizing equipment and supplies for volunteer firefighters” in order to improve disaster prevention and rescue capabilities as well as the safety of volunteer firefighters in their duties for the sustainable development of volunteer firefighter organizations.

NFA mentioned in the “medium-term project to enrich manpower and equipment supplies for volunteer firefighter organizations” which started early this year that 7 categories of volunteer firefighters are being recruited: accident rescue, emergency rescue, promotion, mountain area search and rescue, water area search and rescue, building construction and information/communication technology. All enthusiastic citizens who are above 20 are welcomed to join the rank of volunteer firefighters to protect the safety of everyone’s home. Those who are interested are encouraged to call the fire bureaus of local government.

Yeh Jiunn-rong, Minister of the Interior, Magistrate of Changhua County , Wei Ming-ku, Director General of NFA, Chen-Wen-lung and honored guests

Last Updated2017-08-03 HOME
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