The second team from Belgium has had its training session on the simulator in Calais. The twelve men are now familiar with the embarkation procedures and strategies that can be followed to contain a fire.
The 22nd Marine Firefighting Symposium was held in Hampton Roads, US in May 2013. A large scale exercise took place aboard a huge vessel moored with the “Ghost Fleet” in the James River.
The first training sessions were held in Calais in June. The MIRG teams from Zeeland, France, England and Belgium now know what they can expect when they’re called to duty. We took the pictures of the teams on the simulator.
The next issue of our news letter eMIRG will be sent out soon. You can already read the article about Michael Campbell on this website. Michael is an Australian fire fighter who came to visit one of our Calais training sessions.
MIRG-EU trains fire fighters to contain on board incidentes, securing a ship’s safe trip to a port. That these teams will not be trained in vain show these recent on board incidents.
The first week of June the first new Belgian MIRG-team started its training. Place of handling: the simulator of the Calais fire service. The programme focused on the embarkation procedure.
All new recruited MIRG-EU members for the Zeeland teams came together for a first meeting in the Vlissingen fire station on 15 May. Zeeland project leader Jeroen Brussé introduced them to the ins and outs of the project.
Last week Belgian, Dutch and French MIRG-members were trained by their English colleagues to become MIRG-trainers themselves. The new trainers will instruct and train the new MIRGs in their own country. The first courses start in June.