‘Baptism of Fire’ for New RSIPF Fire & Rescue Service Officers

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Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) undertaking the RSIPF’s Specialist Fire and Rescue Training Course. Photo: RSIPF Media Unit

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) undertaking the RSIPF’s Specialist Fire and Rescue Training Course were given their first taste of real firefighting during a recent training exercise at the Fire, Rescue and Natural Disaster Response Training area at Hells Point east of Honiara on 2 October 2020.

“Using the skills and knowledge gained during the first two weeks of an intensive six-week training course, the women and men, all serving RSIPF officers practiced state of the art, scientific firefighting methods on real fires,” said Supervising Director of the RSIPF Fire and Rescue Department, Inspector Stephen Dekyi.

Inspector Dekyi added, “As the RSIPF Specialist Fire and Rescue Course continues officers will also develop skills and knowledge across a wide range of the RSIPF Fire & Rescue Service’s capabilities including Road Crash Rescue, High Angle and Low Angle Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Natural and Humanitarian Disaster Response as well as emergency driving, pumping, fire safety and ambulance response.”

“Upon completion of the Course, the new officers will strengthen the ranks of the RSIPF Fire and Rescue Service at the Central Fire Station in Honiara as the service continues to fulfil its mission to enhance community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of fires, hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and on the economy of Solomon Islands,” said Inspector Dekyi.

If you would like more information on how you and your family can stay fire safe, please contact the RSIPF Fire and Rescue Service on phone 24476.

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