Chinese exchange students get tour of OFPD facilities
On Thursday October 11, 2012, the Orland Fire Protection District hosted seven exchange students from Guangzhou, China in a cultural exchange cooperative.
Visiting members viewed ongoing hazardous materials response training, cutting edge Emergency Medical Training using life-like simulators and mannequins, Incident Command Training and communications systems over a three hour period. Visitors are participating in a program sponsored by The 21st Century Institute, a non-profit organization working toward maximizing human potential by integrating intellectual, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological resources from different geographical regions of the world.
The 21st Century Institute was founded in the early 1990s and is a non-profit organization based in Oak Brook, Illinois with branch offices in New York and Los Angeles, and in Beijing, Shanghai and Kunming in China.
The goal of the institute is to maximize human potential by integrating intellectual, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological resources from different geographical regions of the world. The Institute strives to be a strong and vital link in bridging the diversity of nations. The current focus of the Institute is networking between the United States and Asia-Pacific region.
Information below/website for the 21st Century non-for profit organization http://www.tci21.org/
(Photos: Chief Ken Brucki and Battalion Chief Raymond Kay lead the visitors on a hands-on tour of OFPD Emergency response services from fighting fires to applying CPR. Photos Courtesy OFPD)