Nairobi Tuesday, November 21,2023
Nairobi Governor Sakaja Johnson today presided over the passout of 93 firefighters, the second cohort this year.
The new recruits finished a rigorous six months training course, and will be absorbed in the county Disaster Management sector.
Speaking at the parade, Governor Sakaja commended the Fire Services Department personnel for their excellent training and the active development of their specialized teams, which have been demonstrating exceptional rescue techniques and efficiency in disaster management and incidents rescue within the Nairobi County.
” These awards considers the hard work and dedication a recruit displays to become a better firefighters. Ultimately, the office that you’ve entered its dignified office and i want appreciate the extra ordinary services from you officers and also ensure you have the resources and equipment that enables you work efficiently. ” Governor Sakaja said
During the event Governor Sakaja noted that the ongoing plans to construct Centre of excellence to train in disaster management and preparedness and fire response is still on.
“We are going to construct one of the biggest Centre of excellence in Africa, which will serve the region and train officers in disaster management, preparedness and fire response.”
He also lauded the reforms that have been made in the Disaster Management’s sector moving from being a response unit to a disaster response unit.
As part of the reforms a new ladies dormitory has been done in the Tom Mboya Fire station.
Among those to pass out today was Kelvin Chege who said: “It’s been amazing and one of the best times of my life and a real eye opener. We’ve pushed ourselves and our bodies to the limit, and it’s been everything I thought it would be and more. We’ve learned some really good life skills here as well how to keep our county safe.”
And Deputy Governor H.E Njoroge Muchiri said: “ It’s great to be here to see the culmination of their efforts at the Fire Service training school. They will have picked up some incredibly valuable skills that will undoubtedly help to keep residents safe in our great county. They have dedicated to help our people during the time of distress.”
Also in attendance was the Member of Parliament Hon. Mark Mwenje, Members of the county assembly, who attended the ceremony to address the recruits and present them with their completion certificates, which marks the end of their training course.