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Steve gives specialist training in Nepal

Soldiers from the Nepalese Disaster Recover Regiment have received training on the Service’s newest thermal imaging cameras this week.

Station Officer Steve Hart flew out to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday, February 28, to provide thermal imaging camera training to selected members of the regiment.

The six-day visit, on behalf of EFA Trading Limited, will include a variety of exercises and scenarios as well as search and rescue training.

Station O Hart is delivering the training in conjunction with specialist fire and rescue service equipment provider, Vimpex, and will return back to the UK on Saturday, March 5.

He said: “Thermal imaging cameras are unique. They allow crews to consider situations more accurately while helping to make better use of the time that is needed to potentially save life and prevent damage to property.

“Thermal imaging cameras give eyesight in an environment where firefighters have none. Not only do they save lives but they keep our crews safe.

“I would like to thank Vimpex and Essex Fire Authority Trading for this opportunity to improve the skills and capabilities of the Nepalese Disaster Recovery Regiment.”

ECFRS has 80 ISG thermal imaging cameras across the Service with an additional 75 being purchased throughout this year.

The Service is aiming to have two cameras – that can be continuously charged on appliances – on every station.

 

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