Thirty members of the district emergency brigade are undertaking basic training in fire fighting.
The sessions are being organised by the Department of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) and the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government.
The sessions, which comprise both practical and theory, will enable the participants to gain knowledge of how to tackle a potential disaster, fire among others. They will also get First Aid training.
The sessions were launched yesterday morning at the Roche Caiman community centre.
DRDM’s communication officer Regina Prosper said it is important for the district brigades to have the necessary skills in case of an emergency.
She said five members of the brigades in each district are following the training, after which they will share the knowledge gained with their colleagues in their respective district.
The facilitators of the training are Jones Madeleine and Paul Charlot from SFRSA.