Update from Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait

Firefighters in Kuwait
Publication Date 
04 Nov 2019

The Camp Canada Fire Brigade (CCFB) and United States Air Force (USAF) Fire Service conducted a practical training session during the week leading up to Fire Prevention Week, Oct 6-12, 2019. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” The training session consisted of pumping operations of the Deployable Fire Fighting Unit (DFFU), hose lays, and water supply operations to a USAF fire engine.

The CCFB consists of 10 Camp Canada members under the supervision of the Task Force Fire Marshall (TFFM) and the Camp Canada Fire Fighter, who provide a rapid intervention team 24/7 in the event of an emergency. The CCFB alongside the USAF Fire Service have successfully participated in five Camp Canada fire drills since early May. Under the direction of the Camp Fire Fighter, Corporal Johnston, the CCFB has met on a weekly basis to cover basic firefighting skills such as the application of special types of fire extinguishers, different types of hose rolls, proper use of portable fire pumps and hoses, and understanding the procedures of the personnel accountability system.

The twelve members that make up the CCFB are Sergeant Francois Robitaille (TFFM); Corporal Johnston; Captain Lemon, Lieutenant Ramirez-Collo, Sergeant Desrosiers, Corporal Dagg, Corporal Wynne, Corporal Fountain, Mater Corporal King, Master Corporal Gagné, Corporal Chua and Corporal Kneabone.