Training Project in Montenegro

An Operation Florian team is currently working in Montenegro in partnership with the Association of Firefighters and Rescuers. A team of specialist instructors are delivering phase 1 of a 3 to 5 year project plan to enhance the skills and knowledge of the Montenegrin firefighters. The aim is to improve firefighter and public safety.

This is a high profile project within the country and is being well received by everyone involved. The British Ambassador Karen Maddocks visited for the launch of this long term programme of training and equipment donation. She said she was particularly pleased to meet Martina, only the second female firefighter in Montenegro and a role model for a diverse workforce.

Project manager outlining the project to British Ambassador Karen Maddocks along with her colleague Rachael De Sousa and Goran Jankovic who is chair of the Association of Firefighters and Rescuers of Montenegro.
The visiting officials are introduced to Podgorica’s first female firefighter.

Training is taking place at Podgorica and Berane fire stations and includes incident command /multi-agency working , breathing apparatus, command and control procedures, road traffic collisions and swift water rescue. A total of 127 officers and firefighters along with Police officers are involved in the 5 day training programmes.

Road Traffic CollisionTraining
From the classroom to the training ground
Breathing Apparatus Training
Swift Water Rescue Training

Further updates and pictures can be found on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This project would not be possible without the many supporters who donate time money and equipment to Operation Florian to help us protect these communities. The project team would like to extend their utmost thanks and appreciation to the British Ambassador, Karen Maddocks and her team, along with Goran Jankovic, the chair of the Association of Firefighters and Rescuers of Montenegro and his team.