To effectively integrate government resources, strengthen communication with overseas Compatriot youth, and engage them in community service activities, Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) commissioned the National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior to host the 2017 Young Filipino Firefighters Camp from April 24th to 29th .
The camp was attended by 32 Filipino-Chinese businessmen volunteering as firefighters and young firefighting trainees, as they took part in fire rescue drills, the demolition of vehicles, lifesaving knowhow and a series of professional rescue trainings. The trainees unanimously agreed that they have learned much from the experience.
The trainees wrapped up their exercise at the Center, and then visited the OCAC. Mr. Roy Yuan-Rong Leu,Vice Minister of the OCAC, representative the OCAC to meet the camp members . Afterwards, the Vice Minister commended the volunteers' commitment to ensuring community safety, stating that the professional training at the Center would surely bolster these devoted volunteers' rescue performance, enhance rescue service quality in Philippines, and that they'd be a voice for the Republic of China and a strong backing for our overseas community upon their return to Philippines, as they commit to ensuring the livelihood and property safety of their comrades.
Head of the camp, Mr. Yu, Chong-Ha, expressed that due to the longstanding support of
The OCAC, they return to Taiwan to fine-tune their rescue skills, and apply what they learn to practice. He noted that the volunteer corps, a private organization, does not have the professional equipment and training program offered at the Center; the trip, therefore, is immensely constructive for trainees. They will share the experience to local firefighter. Meanwhile, the trainees also expressed their heartfelt thanks to the OCAC.
The Vice Minister joins the trainees for a photo-op
OCAC Senior Executive Office presents certificate of training to the head of the camp
Trainees learn to contain the fire (a simulated drill).
OCAC,The training center of NFA, MOI , with trainees for a photo-op
Mr. Roy Yuan-Rong Leu,Vice Minister of OCAC, presents OCAC's accept memorial souvenir from the head of the 2017 Young Filipino-Chinese Firefighters Camp.
OCAC Deputy Director-general take pictures with trainees after farewell banquet