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joburgcityThe Citizen reports that after a three-month intensive induction training programme, 91 brave men and women started work at various Johannesburg fire stations on 4 June.  

Acting emergency medical services (EMS) head Mhlengi Makhubalo and MMC for Public Safety Michael Sun deployed the firefighters on 1 June, after they were trained in primary and secondary search and rescue, high-rise building training, self-contained breathing apparatus, motor vehicle accident extraction and hot fire drills.  Sun congratulated them on completing the programme and gave words of appreciation and encouragement on serving Johannesburg residents.  EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the newly recruited firefighters were ready to deal with any emergency situations they might have to face in the line of duty.  The City is also awaiting the training of its 1,500 new Metro police recruits to conclude.  The 18-month training programme started in October last year.

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