Posted: Friday 23rd February 2018
Firefighter Michael Joseph from Rickmansworth recently flew out to Mumbai to help train and select candidates from the Maharashtra Fire Service for the upcoming Firefighter Combat 360 Challenge.
Over the course of the week, Michael taught techniques at training sessions for up to 30 firefighters from all over Mumbai, starting at 6am and finishing at 5.30pm.
Towards the end of the week, when the teams had been selected, Michael ran drills to improve speed and efficiency on the course.
Firefighters from 16 countries including the United Kingdom will take part in the Firefighter Combat 360 Challenge, due to be held in Mumbai next month.
Michael, who has been competing in similar competitions all over the world for the past six years, will be leading two teams from the UK, including four firefighters from Hertfordshire.
He will be flying back to India a week before the competition to do final preparations for the Maharashtra teams, before taking part in the competition with the UK team.
Good luck to Michael and the team!
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