In line with their safe and secure airports’ strategic mission, the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) on Friday, 04 December held a graduation ceremony for 21 rescue and firefighting trainees at Walvis Bay Airport.
The NAC prides itself on providing safe and secure airports to its clientele and earlier this year recruited a group of 53 rescue and firefighting trainees of which 21 of them had been in training since April 2015 at Walvis Bay Airport, training facilitated by Indiza Fire and Training Services, South Africa.
Toska Sem, Strategic Executive at NAC said the company spent close to N$ 1.6 Million for this specific training and will continue to empower its workforce.
“Compliance with airports operation regulations is very paramount to our core business and this training is one of those that directly speaks to our mission of safe and secure airports in Namibia and we will continue to work hard to ensure that we offer the best possible facilities to our clientele, Sem said.
She added that the second group of intakes are undergoing training at Eros Airport in Windhoek and are due to complete their training by February 2016.
The 21 Rescue and Fire Fighters also completed a Basic Emergency Care course, facilitated by the Emergency Management Training and Specialist Services (EMTSS).
Indiza Fire and Training Services Director Riaan Cilliers, commended the graduates for the job well done. “ You have demonstrated incredible dedication towards this course and I have no doubt that you will add value to NAC and moving forward I call upon your diligence in the execution of your duties which are very important for the safety of airports in Namibia and beyond”.
The new personnel will now report at Eros Airport on 14 December to be informed of their workstations. NAC manage eight national Airports which different rescue and firefighting categories, which requires a different number of personnel.