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Apr 17

Fire Department provides a Tour for Ukrainian Visitors

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 8:04 AM by Communications Department

Recently the Newport News Fire Department was presented withukraine visitors1_SC a great opportunity to provide a tour to reporters from the Ukraine who were visiting the Daily Press. The reporters were taken to several fire stations to help provide them with an understanding of the Special Operations teams the city has as well as the types of services that the fire department provides to help keep our community safe. The guests were educated on Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Bomb Squad and Marine / Dive Unit. They were also introduced to the advanced technology each unit employs to meet their respective missions.

This media visitation program allowed the Ukrainian reporters to experience and speak with Newport News emergency responders about hazards that are common in both countries and around the world. Educational and training opportunities like this are critical in today’s world as emergency responders and news reporters work closely together to provide important information to help keep communities safe.