Firefighters take skills worldwide.(News)

Firefighters from Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire have just taken part in an international programme to train the firefighters of the former Yugoslavia. Working in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, the firefighters helped to upgrade the skills of 55 personnel who are already working for the republic's fire service.

The training has been organised as part of Operation Florian, a charitable organisation set up by the MOD's Steven Owen-Hughes. One of the aims of Florian is to provide the fire services of the republics of the former Yugoslavia with modern equipment and the skills to use them.

Sleeping and working at the central fire station in Podgorica the instructors passed on skills in general firefighting plus specialist training in the use of BA and advanced first aid. …

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