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BNFS Firefighters Save Elderly Man in Well: A Testament to Partnership and Training


On March 23rd, in a remarkable display of skill and professionalism, five Belize National Fire Service (BNFS) firefighters from the Corozal station successfully rescued an elderly man who had fallen into a well. This heartening incident came less than a week after the BNFS completed its first rescue training in collaboration with Empact, an international NGO dedicated to emergency systems development, rescue training, and disaster response. The rapid response and expert execution of the rescue operation serves as a shining example of the powerful impact that these partnerships can have on local communities.


The Corozal station firefighters responded quickly to the emergency call and arrived on the scene to find the elderly man in distress at the bottom of the well. Demonstrating their expert training and exceptional teamwork, the firefighters expertly hoisted the man to safety. BNFS Chief Colin Gillett praised the firefighters' outstanding performance, attributing their success in part to the recent training partnership with Empact. Gillett's comments underscore the incredible value of such collaborations in enhancing the skills and capabilities of first responders in Belize.


The outcome of this rescue operation is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of the Corozal station firefighters. Their ability to respond to emergencies and execute potentially dangerous rescues with such precision is inspiring. The collaboration between BNFS and Empact has clearly had a tangible impact on the preparedness and effectiveness of these firefighters in their commitment to safeguarding the lives and well-being of the people in their community.



The successful rescue of the elderly man from the well is a powerful reminder of the importance of partnerships like the one between BNFS and Empact. By investing in the training and development of first responders, communities in Belize and around the world can ensure that emergency situations are handled with the utmost professionalism and expertise. The Corozal station firefighters have shown that they are well-prepared to face any challenges that come their way, and we celebrate their commitment to protecting and serving their community.






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