Nagpur: A Regional Training Centre for training to firemen will start at Kalamna-based at state-of-the-art facility from November 7. The Centre is first in Vidarbha and the 8th in Maharashtra. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will operate this training centre and train 30 firemen in the first batch.
The Regional Training Centre would prove a perfect platform for the youths in the region as they will get employment opportunities in various industries, MIDC and other corporations in the state. The youths who are educated up to 10th class and having good physique can participate in the fireman training of six months duration. The facility will be gradually increased and intake will be increased up to 50 seats from next year, said Sudhir Raut, Chairman of Standing Committee.
Rajendra Uchake, Chief Fire Officer said, the State Fire Academy authorized Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, MIDC Taloja, Thane, Mumbai and CIDCO for giving training to the firemen. The State Fire Academy has received almost 1,000 applications from various parts of the state and now, they will get training in these centres. The training centre will be opened at Kalamna. The building is ready for the training. The building has classrooms, administrative office, kitchen, dormitory, library and other basic facilities. The civic body will arrange hostel and mess facility for the trainers. The construction of building is complete and it is now at a finishing stage.
This centre will be useful for the youths of Vidarbha, Raut stated. Unlike many private institutions which charge exorbitant fees, the training here will be given at very minimum fees to the youths, Raut informed. The retired Fire officers will train these youths and NMC has planned to outsource the trainers. Every batch will get training for six months.