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The firefighters from Meru are the best in Kenya [VIDEO]

- In order for a firefighter to be able to enter a room full of toxic gases, he needs a suitable oxygen apparatus. From our partner, PCPM, we have recently received a compressor, thanks to which we supplement our cylinders with oxygen. Our firefighters also participated in water rescue training conducted by PCPM experts. Tanzania firefighters were training with us - says Fire Commandant in Meru, Joseph Njoroge after receiving the main prize in firefighting competitions.

Kenyan firefighters are more and more proud

Kenyan firefighters extinguish fires, save newborns, take people out from the rubble of collapsed buildings, help victims of road accidents and are more and more often perceived as local heroes. PCPM for four years has been conducted the largest firefighter training program in Kenya. Now Polish instructors also conduct water rescue classes in case of floods, which are consequences of ongoing climate changes.

Female firefighters are driven by passion for the job in Kenya

In Kenya, for 48 million inhabitants, there are only 900 firefighters. A Kenyan firefighter earns just $200 a month but passion drives them to do their job. Women are increasingly willing to join the service, serving both personal goals and their local communities.