The Civil Aviation and MeteorologyThe Authority, represented by the airports sector, the General Directorate of Firefighting and Rescue, organized an honoring ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Firefighters, May 4th.
The Minister of Transport- Abdul Wahhab Al-Durra stressed on the importance of reviving this occasion to highlight the humanitarian role played by the firefighters in saving lives and property from fire disasters.
He also pointed to the importance of the role of firefighters and rescuers at the Republic's airports in general, and Sana'a International Airport in particular, in rapidly extinguishing the fires caused by the war coalition, as a result of its targeting of a number of civilian aircraft parked at the airport.
The Minister Al-Durra pointed out that the firefighters and rescuers scored championships by putting out the fires on the aircraft and buildings that were deliberately targeted by the coalition forces at Sana'a airport, ignoring the laws and international agreements that prohibit this.. explaining that they worked professionally.
He also stressed on the keenness to develop and build the capabilities of the firefighters and provide their needs of machinery and equipment, pointing to the interest of the Supreme Political Council in the Republic's airports and in rehabilitating and equipping the airports of Hodeidah and Taiz due to their importance in providing humanitarian services to all the Yemeni people.
In turn, the Chairman of CAMA- Dr. Mohammed Abdulkader referred to the Authority's keenness to provide all support to firefighters and rescuers at the Republic's airports, stressing on the importance of having a firefighting and rescue department at any international airport, and it must be at a high level of technical and professional training.
For his part, Assistant Deputy Chairman for Airports Sector at the Authority- Yahya Al-Kohlani affirmed that the firefighters work 24 hours a day and are highly prepared in anticipation of any emergency at the airports of the Republic.
In the meantime, the speech of the honorees delivered by Ibrahim Al-Kohlani expressed thanks for this honor, stressing on the continuation of efficient work to protect the airports of the Republic of Yemen.
The ceremony, which was attended by the Authority’s Deputy Chairman- Raed Jabal, the Deputy of the Ministry of Transport for the Air Transport Sector- Abdullah Al-Ansi, the Assistant Deputy Chairman for the Aviation Security and Safety Sector- Dr. Abdul Hamid Abu Talib, the directors of the Airports Sector- Amin Joma'an, Sana’a Airport- Khaled Al-Shayef, Firefighting- Saleh Al-Ahjari, and Air Transport- Dr. Mazen Ghanem, presented two presentations on aviation accidents and how to Confronting them, the emergency plan, and the participating authorities.
In the end of the ceremony, the Firefighters and rescuers working at the Republic's airports were also honored with certificates and symbolic sums in appreciation of their efforts in the field.