Ukrainian group to learn from local firefighters

Firefighters from Ukraine are spending the next few days learning from our local departments.

Posted: Mar 17, 2018 5:52 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2018 6:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Firefighters from Ukraine are spending the next few days learning from our local departments. 

They are part of the Open World Program, which is funded by Congress. Every year, the Rotary Club of Lafayette brings professionals from different parts of the world together to learn from each other.

The firefighters visiting hope to establish more volunteer departments in Ukraine.

Chairman of the International Committee for the Rotary Club, Jack Kelly, said he always looks forward to meeting the different groups.

"It's fun to watch them see these things and acknowledge them, sometimes they are surprised sometimes they are confused by why you have this," said Kelly.

Among the group are also leaders and managers of emergency responders in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian group will also be spending time with local firefighters. They plan to go on calls with them to see how departments operate in America.

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