First responders in emergency management enhance knowledge of different chemicals

A group of representatives from key first responder agencies, organisations and departments have enhanced their skills in and boost their knowledge of preventing, dealing with and mitigating the effects of accidents involving hazardous substances in high risk chemical facilities.

The Chemical Safety and Security in the Central and Eastern African Region training forms part of the bigger Project 42 supported and funded under the Centre of Excellence of the European Union Commission all aimed at addressing different aspects of disaster risk management, awareness, preparedness and prevention associated with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances.

Key representatives of first responder agencies, organisations and departments namely the police, health, coast guard, Seychelles Fire & Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) took part in the training conducted by a team of five experts from the EU Commission.

Heroes rewarded

On the occasion of the International Fire Fighters' Day which was on 4 May, a few activities were held in order to celebrate the hard work by our local firefighters.

To commemorate the International Fire Fighters’ Day which was on 4 May, a series of activities were organised by the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Service Agency (SFRSA) in collaboration with the Airport Fire and Rescue Services (AFRS). The activities will take place over a period of three days from 4 to 6 May 2017. This day is celebrated under the theme ‘Selebre Nou Lakonplisman’.

Two activities were hosted on the day. The first was in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Both events saw the presence of Mitcy Larue, the Minister for Home Affairs; the chief fire officer (CFO) of the SFRSA, Andre Morel; the chief officer of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) Airport Fire Services, Bernard Henriette as well as other invited guests and officers of

Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services agency

SFRSA commemorates International Firefighter’s Day

The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) and the Airport Fire & Rescue Services (AFRS) yesterday joined forces to celebrate the International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) under the theme ‘Selebre Nou Lakonplisman'

A special ceremony was organised at the New Port Fire Station, Victoria to mark the occasion, which is observed each year on May 4, to recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that our communities and environment are safe as possible.

Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by the Minister for Home Affairs Mitcy Larue, chief executive of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) Gilbert Faure, chief fire officer (CFO) Andre Morel, other high officials of both SFRSA and of the SCAA.

SFRSA responds to gas leak alert

The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) was alerted yesterday afternoon on a potential gas leak at Oceana Fisheries.

Immediately two trucks were deployed on the scene, but arriving on the site firefighters found no potential hazardous gas present in the air.

SFRSA spokesperson Jones Madeleine stated that they received a phone called alerting them on a potential gas leak.

“Arriving on the scene, we discovered that some workers were doing maintenance work on a condenser, and they smelled a gas odour, so they alerted us as a precautionary measure,” he said.

Mr Madeleine has however advised that before doing such work, people should alert the SFRSA, “so that we can inform them of the potential risks”.

Seychelles Fire and rescue services agency

Members undergo basic fire fighting training

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.

Lazans Servis Tenny Dife i lans son nouvo Plan Stratezik

Lazans Servis Tenny Dife ek Sovtaz (SFRSA) in lans son Plan Stratezik pour sa de prosen lannen.

Plan Stratezik SFRSA pour lannen 2017 a 2019 ti lanse dan en seremoni kot batiman Espace Vandredi apremidi.

Pandan seremoni, bann partner dan lalit kont dife ti resevwar en kopi sa plan. Bann ki ti prezan ti enkli reprezantan Minister Zafer Entern, Lapolis, Divizyon Risk ek Zestyon Dezas (DRDM), Sosyete Lakrwa Rouz Sesel, Ladministrasyon Sekirite Maritim (SMSA) ek Lotorite Por.

Komisyonner Lapolis Reginald Elizabeth ek son Konseye Spesyal Sheryl Vangadasamy ti osi prezan.

Nouvo Plan Stratezik SFRSA i kouver bann menm set gran lobzektif ki son predeseser. Sa i: Reaksyon ek lentervansyon; devlopman kapasite ek kalite resours imen; lasante ek sekirite bann zofisye; ledikasyon ek sansibilizasyon piblik; ranforsman kapasite sa lenstitisyon; lekipman ek teknolozi; e lenfrastriktir ek fasilite.

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Victoria, Mahe

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