TRNC Civil Aviation Department new fire-fighters receive diplomas

33 new personnel who were employed in the Fire Department of the Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation completed their first stage training and received their diplomas at a ceremony held on 17th June.

Kemal Bağzıbağlı – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, Mustafa Sofi – Civil Aviation Department Manager, Ali Karavezirler – Mayor of Değirmenlik, T&T Ercan Airport Management Construction and Industry Co. Ltd. General Manager – Serhat Özçelik and other officials participated in the award ceremony.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, Kemal Bağzıbağlı, stated that the Fire-fighting Department has become more modern and reliable with the employment and renewed equipment. Undersecretary Bağzıbağlı, emphasised that experienced staff in the Fire-fighting Department is one of the most important issues and they expressed it on every platform. He expressed his satisfaction for the resolution of the problem.  Kemal Bağzıbağlı wished success to the new fire-fighters and wished a career without accidents and other undesirable events.

After the speeches, the firemen were presented with diplomas. Following this, search and rescue equipment, fire fighting clothing and rescue equipment were introduced to Ercan Fire Department Head Office with the contribution of T&T Ercan Airport Management.  After the introduction, a group photo shoot was carried out.

In the first phase of their training, the 33 fire-fighters underwent three months of theoretical and practical ARFF (Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting) training at Ercan Airport.  The fire-fighters will go to Erzincan Airport in Turkey for the second stage of the training, and will be trained there in the fire fighting training simulator and will participate in live fire training.

Source: Ministry of Public Works and Transportation