On the 1st of February, the representatives of German embassy and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH visited Cherkassy Institute of Fire Safety named after the Heroes of Chernobyl.

Within the framework of the GIZ project “Strengthening the capacities of the Ukrainian Emergency Service”, a set of modern rescue equipment that has to be used during exercises to eliminate the consequences of traffic accidents was handed to the institute. It will help the students of the institute to reduce the time of assistance and make their work more effective.

Responsible for economic cooperation at the German Embassy in Kyiv Tobias Schrader, Chief of the Cherkassy Institute of Fire Safety Oleksandr Tyshchenko, Director of the Project “Initiatives of the Infrastructure Programme for Ukraine” Uwe Stumpf and Head of the project “Strengthening the capacities of the Ukrainian Emergency Service” Christian Posсhmann took part in the event.

“What you can see behind us, is a very impressing demonstration of how technical equipment is used to rescue people who got into a car accident. We closely cooperate with educational establishments, because Ukrainian rescuers study and train there, and it is extremely important that they learn and practice using modern equipment”, – said Christian Poschmann.

After the official handover the students of the institute demonstrated on practice how to work with new equipment: hydraulic racks and pumping stations, jacks, pneumatic pillow, etc.