At the end of July, Polish experts were invited to Georgia to train volunteers from Borjomi as part of a project titled “Voluntary fire service as a form of temporary crisis response”.
Dariusz Marczyński, an international expert on fire safety and Dr Ignacy Baumberg, an expert on first aid in medical facilities and fire brigades, were invited to share their knowledge and experience with the Georgian community. The volunteers trained together with school and kindergarten teachers, emergency service staff from the Akhalkalaki base, professional firefighters, as well as the representatives of the Borjomi municipal authorities.
The training mainly aimed to develop and enhance the fire risk assessment skills, as well as the ability to analyse and implement preventive measures. During the first aid module, the participants practiced basic life support techniques and took part in a simulated evacuation of passengers from a burnt car wreckage. The participants will then have the opportunity to test their new skills during fire drills, which will be conducted at schools and kindergartens in the municipality by volunteers with the support of professional firefighters.
The project is carried out by the representation of the Solidarity Fund PL in Georgia from the funds of the Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
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