2017 Deployment Update

26 February, 2017 at 11:33 am

FIRE RESCUE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce that we have now completed our inaugral deployement to Venezuela (January 20th to 29th, 2017), and our 4th deployment to Colombia (San Gil February 10th to 19th).

Currently, our One World Scholarship students have joined up with the FRITA deployment in El Salvador (February 24th to March 5th) which is celebrating our tenth annual deployment of Canadian Fire Service members travelling to this country for training! Over those ten years, over 100 Canadian fire fighters have deployed to El Salvador, arriving alongside 6 fire engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, hundreds of sets of PPE, SCBA, and a variety of tools and equipment.

Preparations are currently underway for the remaining 2017 deployments;

Belize (Our 3rd annual deployment – March 24th to April 2nd), Chile (Our 2nd annual deployment – March 25th to April 10th), and our 5th deployment to Colombia, our second in 2017 (Malambo April 28th to May 7th).

Planning is also underway for our 2nd annual deployment to Anguilla (November 2017) and after a break of several years, a return to Peru (November 2017). In all, 8 deployments to 7 different countries in 2017, deploying over 50 fire service professionals from across Canada, coast to coast.El Salvador 2017 OWS and Instructors

Condolences to our brother and sister Fire Fighters in Chile

10 February, 2017 at 8:50 am

With heavy hearts, all due respect, and much sadness, the Board of Directors and membership of FRITA sends condolences to the families and colleagues of the firefighters killed recently in the forest fires in Chile. Across the miles between us, their families and all the firefighters of Chile, should know that we honour the courage and sacrifice of these brave firefighters. May their heroic actions never be forgotten.

Con corazones pesados, respeto, y mucha tristeza, la Junta Directiva y miembros de FRITA manda condolencias a las familias y todos los companeros de los bomberos recien fallecidos en los incendios forestales en Chile. Sobre las millas de distancia entre nosotros, sus familias y todos los bomberos de Chile deben saber que honoramos el coraje y sacrificio de estos bomberos tan valorosos. Que sus acciones de heroismo nunca sea olvidado.

7 de febrero, 2017