On 09th February, Headquarters Multinational Division – Center (HQ MND-C) conducted health safety, environmental and fire protection training at the Alba Regia Barracks in Székesfehérvár.
HQ MND-C puts great emphasis on both individual and collective training. Expecting to be activated and to become part of NATO Force Structure in the upcoming weeks, meeting the combat readiness evaluation (CREVAL) criteria – thus achieving full operation capability– can only be accomplished with well-prepared and properly trained troops able to perform their duties on a high level. Therefore, besides covering professional tasks, trainings must also focus on the development of general military knowledge.
The health safety, environmental and fire protection training is included in the annual training plan of the HQ, and was held by Lieutenant Colonel Gábor Ócsai, deputy chief of the Security Technology Department of the Hungarian Defence Forces Command and Lieutenant Colonel Robin Csécsényi, responsible for health safety, environmental and fire protection at HQ MND-C. For the audience, consisting of Croatian, Hungarian, Polish and Slovakian soldiers, the theoretical lectures covered military-specific and HQ MND-C specific topics. It is of paramount importance, for example, to fix: in the event of a fire, not to alert your peers in your own language but in English, but they also touched on what to do to prevent classified materials from falling prey to the flames.
In addition to the specific military training, the knowledge, provided by the lecturers, also included general knowledge that can be applied in everyday life, as the ignition of an electronic device can even take place in our own homes, the winter months being unfortunately also a period of house fires. Following the theoretical presentations, the soldiers successfully – and without any accidents – practiced the evacuation process, extinguishing tray-fire and saving the injured.