Southern Rhode Island firefighters provide training to colleagues from Greece

  • Source: The Westerly Sun - Metered Site
  • Published: 11/14/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: While watching a female lieutenant with Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service perform a demonstration using a saw outside the Watch Hill Fire Department last Thursday, a smile came across the face of a suddenly excited volunteer with the Union of Hellenic Fire Service Volunteers. The native of Greece, one of 16 who traveled to Rhode Island recentely as part of a comprehensive training partnership, wouldn’t have had the hands-on opportunity back home and reveled in the opportunity to lead the physically challenging response. “She stepped forward, turned to us and just said, ‘I want to do that,” said Watch Hill Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Koretski. “That is what we hope for when we host these events, volunteers who want to learn and share in the international brotherhood and sisterhood of firefighters.”


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