Armed Forces of CA: 125 officers ready to fight forest fires

Armed Forces of CA: 125 officers ready to fight forest fires

16 January 2018

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HONDURAS – The Honduran Armed Forces (FF AA) opened Monday the “International Course on Fire Management, Legislation and Environmental Protection”, with the participation of 125 Honduran officials and six foreigners, from El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, who participate as part of member countries of the Conference of Central American Armed Forces (CFAC).

The course, which will last two weeks, is coordinated by the Support Command for Ecosystem and Environmental Management (C-9) and was inaugurated at the facilities of the Army General Headquarters, in the sector of El Ocotal.

The workshop will be taught by trained C-9 personnel from the Forest Conservation Institute (ICF), experts from the MiAmbiente Secretariat, the Fire Department, members of the United States Forest Service and the National Forestry Commission of Mexico.

The main objective of the course is to improve the abilities, abilities and skills of the participating officers, to combat, detect, organize and control forest fires in safe conditions, so that this knowledge will have a multiplying effect on the military units assigned.

The course will be developed in six modules, consisting of theory and field practice, which include subjects such as introduction to fire behavior, forest fire fighter, incident control system, fuel management, fire management conference in Honduras and environmental legislation.

The Armed Forces permanently maintain around three thousand military personnel for the conservation of the forest and the fight against forest fires, who receive constant training.

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