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Albania

Mission 70 - 2020

Mission 70 was our 7th mission to Albania. The team, working with the Police e Mbrojtjes nga Zarri dhe per Shpetim (PMNZSH),

Servicing and carrying out maintenance on donated fire pumps, liaising with the Mayors and Fire Directors of Shkoder, Vau Dejes and Koplik, discussing and pre-planning future assistance in Albania  

David Hume – Edinburgh Airport Fire and Rescue Service

Jake Anderson – Dumfries and Galloway Fire Service (Rtd)

 

Mission 67 - 2019

Mission 67 was our 6th mission to Albania. The team, working with the Police e Mbrojtjes nga Zarri dhe per Shpetim (PMNZSH), provided the firefighters of the new Vau Dejes Fire Service with training and familiarisation of their first fire appliance.

Training took place at Shkoder Fire Station and in addition to the Vau Dejes personnel, firefighters from Shkoder and surrounding communes were trained in pump operations, firefighting, road traffic collision procedures, resuscitation, trauma and casualty care.

The team also met and liaised with the local Mayors and Fire Directors, discussing future projects and assistance.

David Hume – Edinburgh Airport Fire and Rescue Service

Jake Anderson – Dumfries and Galloway Fire Service (Rtd)

Thomas McLucas – Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Rtd)

Jim Petrie – Paramedic, Scot Medical

      

Mission 63 - 2018

Mission 63 was our 5th mission to Albania. The team, working with the Police e Mbrojtjes nga Zarri dhe per Shpetim (PMNZSH), provided the firefighters of Shkoder, in Northern Albania with training and familiarisation of their IFRA donated fire appliance.

Training took place at Shkoder Fire Station and in addition to the Shkoder personnel, firefighters from surrounding communes were trained in pump operations, firefighting, road traffic collision procedures, Chemical Incidents, resuscitation, trauma and casualty care.

The team also visited local schools and orphanages, providing teachers, Carers and children with fire safety advice and guidance.

David Hume – Edinburgh Airport Fire and Rescue Service

Joe Hislop – Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service

Craig Dempster – Dundee Airport Fire & Rescue Service/Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Megan Taylor - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

    

Mission 47 - 2014

The training mission was carried out by two instructors, Gary Johnstone (Scottish Fire & Rescue Service/Dundee Airport Fire & Rescue Service) and George Davies (Fife Fire & Rescue Service/Scottish Fire Service College Rtd). The training mission accompanied a substantial donation of surplus equipment which had been donated by IFRA and shipped to Albania.  The mission was organised and funded in association with Adrian Nessel, Head of Security Cooperation Department OSCE Presence in Albania.

This was the fourth mission that IFRA completed within Albania.  Previous locally organised missions and training activities occurred in Lushnja and Fier, between 2007 and 2009

   

Mission 25 - 2009

This was the 3rd mission that IFRA completed within Albania.  The team donated a Land Rover Discovery and associated rescue equipement to firefighters in the cities of Lushnje and Fier.

David Hume – Edinburgh Airport Fire and Rescue Service

Gary Johnstone – Dundee Airport Fire & Rescue Service/Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Alan Hughes - Fife Fire & Rescue Service

  

Mission 21 - 2008

This was the 2nd mission that IFRA completed within Albania.  The team delivered a Volvo Fire Appliance donated by Northumberland Fire Service to the cty of Lushnje and carried out training on the vehicle and other techniques.

David Hume – Edinburgh Airport Fire and Rescue Service

Gary Johnstone – Dundee Airport Fire & Rescue Service/Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

John Arnold - Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service

  

Mission 15

This was the First mission that IFRA completed within Albania.  The team delivered equiment and carried out an assessment of needs for future support.

David Hume – Edinburgh Airport Fire and Rescue Service

John Arnold - Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service

Alan Hughes - Fife Fire & Rescue Service