Fifty-five Jamaican firefighters have completed live burn training under a Sister Airport Cooperation Agreement with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States of America.
The training, which ended last Thursday, provided fire fighters with instruction in a hands-on live fire experience. This was noted by Director of International Business, Department of Aviation, Hartsfield-Jackson International, Alrene Richards-Barr, who said the entity would be offering other training opportunities for aviation industry personnel.
She was speaking at a banquet and aviation awards ceremony in Kingston recently.
“Early next year, we are on tap to establish working groups to further our collaboration and the offer is on the table for the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to send two to four technical airport professionals for our Inter-Airport Internship Program. This program runs for approximately four to six weeks,” she said.
The Government and Hartsfield-Jackson International signed the cooperation agreement on February 9, 2017.
Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), airports in Jamaica and Hartsfield-Jackson International exchange ideas and information pertaining to cargo, passenger and traffic development.