Bangladeshi Fire Fighters Trained At UCLan

The University of Central Lancashire has extended expert fire safety lessons to Bangladeshi firefighters.

20 fire officers from the Bangladesh Fire Service visited the Preston Uni to spend two weeks with the UCLan fire engineering lecturers.

UCLan fire engineering lecturer Shephard Ndlovu said, “We’re very proud to lead this project and work with the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence to improve fire safety levels across the country.

“UCLan is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for fire engineering education and research and this is why we were asked to deliver this bespoke course to the officers.

According to the Uni, as part of their training, the officers visited Blackpool Tower to learn about fire risk assessment and inspection in complex buildings as well as visiting the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre in Chorley.

Ndlovu added, “During the last two weeks, we have delivered intensive training around fire safety inspections and audits. These senior officers have a pivotal role not only in the front line of service provision, but also the training of others.

“They will take back this valuable knowledge to share with fellow officers and subsequently, reduce fire and its consequences in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.”

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