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Manitoba government unveils new first responder training structure in Brandon

By CFF Staff   

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Oct. 24, 2022, Brandon, Man. – The Manitoba government officially opened the new emergency services training structure at the Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC) in Brandon.

The new training structure expands the training capacity of the current training site to meet a wide range of existing and emerging community life-safety pressures seen throughout Manitoba. Features include the addition of high-angle training capabilities, the use of simulated smoke for non-live fire scenario training that reduces firefighter smoke exposure and the addition of confined-space rescue training aids to improve safety.

MESC trains first responders of various disciplines supporting firefighters, paramedics and public safety personnel with over 200 Manitoba fire departments and 130 local authorities across the province. On average more than 300 students complete MESC programming each year including up to 40 students from MESC’s full-time public fire paramedic career program.


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