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May 18, 2012 > Korean Delegation of Fire Officials to visit Fremont

Korean Delegation of Fire Officials to visit Fremont

Submitted By Captain Steve Silva, Fremont FD

In late April, the San Jose Fire Department was contacted by the Korean Local Government Center, the Division of Consulate General of Korea in New York. The Consulate General in New York had received a request from the Gyeonggi Fire Services Academy, Gyeonggi Provincial Government, South Korea, requesting a visit. As San Jose Fire learned more about the nature of the proposed visit, they decided to include Fremont Fire.

The purpose of the visit by the Korean Delegation was to view Fire Training Centers. Specifically, they wanted to view Live Fire Training Centers that would accommodate Fire Suppression in live scenarios. Fremont Fire Department has a state-of-the-art Tactical Training Center that offers Live Fire Training, Confined Space, Trench, Haz Mat and many other props.

The Korean Delegation will visit the Fremont Fire Tactical Training Center Friday, May 18 and be greeted by our Fire Chief Bruce Martin, Deputy Chief Ron Maize, and Staff Captains Vic Taugher and Steve Silva. The Delegation will tour the facility, be briefed on construction design, methods, materials, and procedures that revolve around having a Training Center.

The goal for the Korean Fire Officials is to leave with firsthand knowledge of how to design, build, and operate a Fire Training Facility.

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