MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:
On October 22, 2020, the marine firefighters of the French Forces Naval Base (BN) stationed in Djibouti (FFDj) completed training for the coast guard in the field of fire safety.
After assessing the skills of the Coast Guard, a work program was established to adapt the transmission of knowledge. This training began by learning techniques for attacking an urban fire and reading smoke. Beyond knowing how to control a fire, the coastguard has learned to analyze an ongoing disaster, that is to say how to identify, from the outside, the consequences inside the building.
The BN firefighters then worked on command techniques during an intervention and personal rescue. From wound-lifting techniques to life-saving gestures, this comprehensive training has covered a wide range of techniques specific to fire safety.
After 41 hours of instruction, the twelve trained coast guards are now able to perform the “fire safety” function within their unit.
As a privileged partner, the internal security forces work together to protect all the inhabitants of Djibouti as far as the approaches to the country’s maritime coasts.
The 1,450 soldiers of the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj) are located in Djibouti in accordance with the defense cooperation treaty signed in 2011 with this country. The forward operational base (BOA) which receives them, offers the armies, like the BOA of Côte d’Ivoire, various capacities: a veritable reservoir of forces, it participates in the defense of French interests, in the logistical support of operations on the continent, while contributing to military cooperation actions for the benefit of several African countries. In addition, the French forces stationed in Djibouti are supporting their partners in the East African regional economic community with a view to consolidating their military capabilities, in particular as part of their participation in peacekeeping operations.
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