Somalis receive airport fire and rescue training in Kenya

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Somali firefighters training

As Somalia continues its efforts to rebuild and create functioning state institutions, it established a fire fighting unit early this year.

The government is increasing the number of fire-fighters and training them in new techniques such as airport fire fighting and rescue operations.

A group of 20 young men from Somalia's first government-run Fire and Rescue unit recently received training in airport emergency fire and rescue management in Kenya.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Trust Fund paid for the firefighters to be flown to the Kenyan capital Nairobi where they were hosted by the Kenyan Airports Authority (KAA).

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 2'44"

Source:  UNifeed

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