Members of the Corps of Firefighters of Monaco gathered on Wednesday at Place du Campanin in Fontvieille, for the ceremony to hand over service helmets to young recruits.

The ceremony took place under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Maxime Yvrard, Head of the Corps, in the presence of Mr Christophe Prat, Director General of the Department of Interior, Colonel Tony Varo, Supreme Commander of the Force Publique, and Fr. Christian Venard, Chaplain of the Force Publique, who blessed the helmets.

Their service helmets were presented to them, solemnly marking the end of a five-month training course that was named after Sergent Hertier, the former firefighter who died accidentally in 2021.

The ceremony symbolises their commitment and also their membership in the body. It also testifies to the fraternal bond which now unites them to their 143 brothers in arms, whom they now join, in protection and safeguarding missions of people and property, not only in the Principality but also in neighbouring municipalities.

From now on the recruits will honour the motto of the Corps: Courage – Dedication – Sacrifice, with pride and dignity.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service