The 2019 contingent of young fire fighters have received end of course attestations at the Mimboman Fire Brigade Camp in Yaounde.
The ceremony comes after two months of training in civics education, rescue and disasters prevention at the National Fire Brigade.
Young firefighters demonstrate their know-how in rescue, disaster prevention and civic education during graduation ceremony presided over by the Commander of the 10th group of fire firefighters, Colonel Owono Nlend. He indicated that 3659 young Cameroonians aged between 6 and 17 years took part in the training.
The initiative of the National Fire Brigade seeks to equip youths with skills to provide first aid, prevent disasters in their schools and communities.
They are also equipped to efficiently alert competent authorities in cases of accidents or disasters. The training of young fire fighters began in Cameroon in 2013.
The number of candidates taking part in the holiday program has steadily increased over the years. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education that was represented at the closing ceremony has announced plans to work in collaboration with the national fire brigade to extend the training to more youths.