Visit to Fire Department

Today I was able to take some of the members of our Teen CERT group to visit the Nova Friburgo division of the Rio de Janeiro State Military Fire Department (CBMERJ). The young folk were shown through the ALS ambulance, rescue vehicle and fire engine and received demonstrations of equipment including breathing apparatus and the jaws of life. They then had the opportunity to practise using hose lines.

It was a wonderful opportunity for our teens and they enjoyed every minute of it! We are hoping to arrange further visits in the future.

Here is a short video from the visit:

Here are some photos from this morning’s activities.