Oath Ceremony Held for Newly Started Firefighters in Ankara

An Oath Ceremony was Held for Firefighters Who Started New Duty in Ankara
Oath Ceremony Held for Newly Started Firefighters in Ankara

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş attended the swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed Fire Department personnel. Yavaş said, “We want you to have a more comfortable and happy work environment, while intervening in the most effective way for the health and safety of our people. While protecting the lives of the public, we also carry out the most appropriate work for your own health and life. We know very well that the lives of our people are entrusted to you in adverse cases and disasters.”

The Fire Week activities of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Department, celebrated between September 25 and October 1, continue.

An oath ceremony was held at Ankara Fire Department İskitler Central Station for the newly recruited firefighters. ABB President Mansur Yavaş, council members, Metropolitan Municipality bureaucrats and families of firefighters attended the swearing-in ceremony for 295 firefighters.

YAVAŞ: “An EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC TEAM IS ESTABLISHED”

Mansur Yavas

Starting his speech by celebrating Fire Brigade Week, ABB President Mansur Yavaş said, “We follow you sometimes in Elazığ, sometimes in Kastamonu, and sometimes in Marmaris. We witness how you struggle through your life in a disaster. We know how you give hope to the hearts that were destroyed in an earthquake, how you are a light to the eyes that look desperately in flood disasters, and how you turn the lives that turned gray and black in a forest fire to green.

In his speech, Mansur Yavaş stated that they faced a huge personnel and equipment shortage when they took office and said, “704 of our 400 personnel were entitled to retirement and the average age was 48. We took action to solve this problem, and 445 of our colleagues, consisting only of fire department graduates, started to work with merit. The average age has dropped to 40, and an experienced and dynamic team has been established with a total of 1192 colleagues.”

“WE DIRECTED OUR PRIORITIES TO ESSENTIAL NEEDS, NOT TO INCREDIBLE JOBS”

Continuing his speech by saying, “Only one foam tower purchased in 1993 has served for about 1 years without an alternative,” Yavaş continued as follows:

“We, on the other hand, have directed our priorities not to imaginary works, but to essential needs. In 2022, our new foam tower vehicle was added to the Ankara Fire Department inventory. With the cooperation of Ankara Chamber of Industry 2nd Region, one more foam tower vehicle was allocated for industrial zones. Apart from this, 3 new ladder vehicles, 24 first response vehicles called 'rotfire' and 55 service vehicles were included in our fleet. We have distributed 417 first response tankers in order to provide rapid response in case of a fire in villages and rural neighborhoods. Within the scope of the project, we provided fire extinguishing training to 800 citizens. We will increase the number of our tankers even more because our priority in our understanding of municipality is human health and human life… We continue to bring new stations to our city. Our new stations in Nallıhan and Akyurt became operational. We have completed the construction of our stations in Bağlum, Haymana and Etimesgut, and we will put them into service in a short time.”

“I HIGHLY THANK YOUR FAMILY FOR THEIR STANDINGS”

An Oath Ceremony was Held for Firefighters Who Started New Duty in Ankara

Slow, drawing attention to the fact that Ankara Fire Brigade is one of the most experienced and active professional organizations in Turkey, said, “We want to have a more comfortable and happy work environment, while responding to events in the most effective way for the health and safety of our people. While protecting the lives of the public, we also carry out the most appropriate work for your own health and life. We know very well that our people's lives are entrusted to you in adverse cases and disasters. I hope that our hero firefighters will be legally recognized as a profession by the central government and that their personal rights will be realized as soon as possible. Ankara Fire Department is one of the most experienced and active professional organizations in Turkey. I would like to thank the capeless heroes of our fire department and all fire departments for your selfless service. While you fulfill this difficult task, your families may be a little worried, but they always lead a patient and honorable life. I sincerely thank them for their dignified stance.”

INSTITUTIONAL: “WE FOLLOW OUR SACRED MISSION LOVINGLY AND WILLING”

In his speech, Head of Fire Brigade Salih Kurumlu stated that they are progressing rapidly towards becoming a modern fire department worthy of Ankara, the Capital of the Republic, and said, “295 firefighters who were recruited on the basis of merit and graduated from their fields went through a difficult process and became members of our organization. We are carrying out our sacred duty willingly and willingly. The main purpose of us firefighters is to prevent loss of life and property by intervening in firefighting incidents in a timely manner, and to increase the level of knowledge and awareness with knowledgeable and expert personnel in disasters and fires. We are rapidly moving towards becoming a modern fire brigade worthy of Ankara, the capital of our Republic. We commemorate all our firefighters who lost their lives during this sacred duty, and wish success to our heroic firefighters who poured their sweat on the fire.”

SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITION FROM ANKARA FIRE

An Oath Ceremony was Held for Firefighters Who Started New Duty in Ankara

Within the scope of 'Fire Brigade Week' activities; The exhibition consisting of photographs of firefighters while they were serving in earthquakes, fires, floods and other natural disasters at the Kızılay Metro Station met with the citizens of the Capital. The exhibition can be visited until 1 October.

ABB Deputy Secretary General Baki Kerimoğlu, Head of Fire Brigade Salih Kurumlu and many firefighters attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition titled “We are silent, the photos are speaking”.

Following the opening of the exhibition, the protocol and Başkentliler K-9 Search and Rescue dogs Boomer, Çakıl and Rüzgâr watched the show.

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