Hangzhou Fire and Rescue Service 2018

In July 2018 Jack Kusters and Frank Poels (both chief-instructors) visited the Hangzhou Fire and Rescue Service. Hangzhou is the capital of the Zhejiang Provence, 180 kilometers southwest of Shanghai, with 9,5 million residents and hosting the headquarters of Alibaba. In the Zhejiang Provence are working around 25.000 fire fighters (combined professional and volunteer).

Artem Fire & Rescue Academy was invited by the Commissioner of the Hangzhou and the Zhejiang Provence to give a presentation about our training and education philosophy. All staff of the Commissioner was invited for this presentation, including the training officer and deputy training officer. We had a tour through the fire service control room and dispatch, which is very sophisticated, and high tech. After that we made a short visit to the beautiful and famous Hangzhou West Lake.