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Tehran Fire Department Joins CTIF

The membership will provide a platform for Iranian firefighters to meet with their counterparts from other nations and share experience.The membership will provide a platform for Iranian firefighters to meet with their counterparts from other nations and share experience.

The Tehran Fire Department has become the official representative of Iran at the International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire (Comité Technique International de Prévention et d’Extinction du Feu or CTIF).

The TFD’s application for associate membership was supported by the majority of CTIF members, and it was certified at the CTIF Annual Delegates’ Assembly held September 7-9 in Helsinki, Finland, after the department’s brief presentation on its fire and rescue services across Tehran.

“CTIF is the international fire and rescue competency and information network, representing five million fire fighters,” CEO of TFD, Saeed Sharifzadeh, told ISNA on the sidelines of the meeting.

“The membership will provide a platform for Iranian firefighters to meet with their counterparts from other nations and share experience.”

The TFD as well as representatives from other fire departments across the country will now be able to participate in CTIF events upon invitation.

“Cooperation with other similar organizations and international associations will help boost national knowhow on new facilities and methods in the fields of fire safety and rescue services, and facilitate consultations with developed nations in implementing  national safety projects,” Sharifzadeh noted.

CTIF was founded in 1900 in Paris for encouraging and promoting cooperation among fire fighters and other experts in fire and rescue throughout the world. It is now recognized as the largest entity on fire and rescue services.

The association has various technical commissions, namely on extrication and new technologies, fire prevention, fire and rescue on airports, forest fires, hazardous materials, rescue/health services, women in fire services, and youth fire brigade.

“Iran can take advantage of these technical commissions as well as the educational, operational, and cultural experience provided by other member countries in executing large-scale projects to beef up national security,” the CEO stressed.

CTIF has 36 member countries as ordinary members and nearly 50 associate members, among them several private and public organizations such as fire equipment manufacturers, fire and rescue associations and training centers. CTIF organizes annual international conferences and biennial international competitions attended by more than 3,000 fire fighters and youth fire brigades from around the world.

It also develops comprehensive world fire data by publishing annual reports which offer latest information and data on fire issues from 80 countries and 90 capital cities.

Financialtribune.com