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Red One provides Incident Command training to African FRS

Incident Command

One of Red One’s primary aim’s is to actively increase fire fighter and fire officer safety, wherever in the world we operate. This has been amply demonstrated recently when three of our colleagues provided Level 1 and Level 2 Incident Command training to Fire & Rescue Service colleagues in East Africa.

This particular FRS operates with a diverse risk profile, ranging from urban infrastructure and tourist hotels to a large port facility, a busy international airport and a rural agricultural industry centred around sugarcane as the main crop.

The training consisted of Level 1 Incident Command theory and practical assessment to 20 fire officers followed by Level 2 Incident Command theory and practical assessment to a further 10 senior fire officers, over a period of two weeks.

During the classroom based training, delegates were able to use Red One’s computer simulated incident scenarios, which had been adapted to illustrate real sites and buildings in and around the FRS’ region.  The students were then able to take their new skills directly onto the fire ground, where they were put through their paces across a wide variety of incidents, ranging from a Road Traffic Collision to a complex fire in a high rise building.

The course covered all aspects of incident command from sector management and effective communications to media training and leadership skills.

By the end of the course, the first tranche of fire officers were already using their newly learned techniques in operational incidents around the region.

Following a formal presentation of certificates to the participating delegates, Red One staff and the student officers were treated to a boat trip and informal barbeque on an offshore island, providing a perfect ending to a rigorous, comprehensive and highly successful training course.

If you would like to find out more about incident command training courses through Red One Limited, please call 01392 353368 or email info@red1ltd.com.


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