Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2-27-14 ukraine senior fire officials visit fdl fire station

Fire officials from Ukraine made a stop in Fond du Lac and the Fox Valley Wednesday to learn more about firefighting in the United States and to possibly work on a contract to purchase emergency response vehicles from Oshkosh-based Pierce Manufacturing.  Senior fire officials from Kiev were able to tour the Fond du lac Main Street  fire station and discuss firefighting techniques and fire training procedures.  The Ukraine Fire and Emergency director, Alexander Kozubenko also answered questions about the unrest in Ukraine and fight for democracy.  "People decided to fight against government because government doesn't listen to the people,"  Kozubenko said through an interpretor.  "We would like to establish democracy in our country."  When asked if he was concerned about Russian intervening with their military Kozubenko embraced the Russian interpretor and said "Ukraine citizens and Russian citizens together."

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