Msunduzi to train airport firefighters

2015-07-24 09:29
Firefighters work to subdue a fire that broke out in a building on Hoosen Haffejee Street. It is suspected that the fire was started by Whoonga addicts.

Firefighters work to subdue a fire that broke out in a building on Hoosen Haffejee Street. It is suspected that the fire was started by Whoonga addicts. (Jonathan Burton)

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MSUNDUZI Municipality will invest R150 000 in airport operational training for 62 municipal firefighters.

The specialised accredited training will provide the Msunduzi municipal firefighters with the “necessary skills and knowledge”.

Since the Pietermaritzburg Airport has been classified as a CAT 6 airport — which allows aircraft with a capacity of over 80 passengers to land and take off — the municipality took urgent action to train the firefighters.

“We are governed by the Civil Aviation Act to ensure that qualified firefighters are employed at the airport.
“This training would improve on service delivery at the airport … and enhance the number of passenger flights,” said municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi.

The firefighters will undergo training in First Aid Level 3, Practical Aerodrome Competence & Radiotelephony, aircraft construction, advanced aircraft and supervisory skills

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