Members of the Monaco Fire Brigade gathered at Place du Campanin in Fontvieille on Tuesday, November 7, for the ceremony to award service helmets to young recruits, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Maxime Yvrard, Chief of Corps, in the presence of Mr Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, of Mr Christophe Prat, Director General of the Department of the Interior, Colonel Tony Varo, Senior Commander of the Public Force, of Lieutenant-Colonel Martial Pied, Chief of Corps of the Prince’s Carabiniers and of Father Christian Venard, Chaplain of the Public Force, who blessed the helmets.

For the first time in the history of the Monaco Fire Brigade, a female firefighter has joined the force.

The ten young recruits were trained in a group named after Sapeur Matis Canavese, a firefighter who died following an accident on September 1, 2021. The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of his family.

The presentation of the service helmets marked, with suitable solemnity, the end of a five-month training course.

The passing-out ceremony attests to the commitment of the recruits to the fraternal bond which unites them now to their brothers in arms, whom they now join, in missions to protect people and property, not only in the Principality but also in bordering municipalities. They will now share the Corps motto: “Courage – Dedication – Sacrifice”, with pride and dignity.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service