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All Kenya Fire Academy

New partnership with Africa Fire Mission

October 1, 2015 | 2 min reading time

This article is 7 years old. It was published on October 1, 2015.

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 In the spirit of the Department's mission statement "seeking opportunities to serve," Fire Chief Dennis M. Jenkerson announced a new partnership with "Africa Fire Mission."  Five St. Louis Firefighters will join a cadre of more than 20 firefighters internationally selected for travel to Nairobi, Kenya to teach their first (ever) fire academy.

With a growing population near five million, Nairobi has only 150 firefighters and four fire engines.  Things we often take for granted:  a 9-1-1 system, fire drills, smoke alarm programs, fire prevention efforts, etc. are nearly non-existent in Nairobi and surrounding areas.

St. Louis Firefighters chosen for the Africa Fire Mission

Photo from Chief Jenkerson's news conference announcing the new partnership. (Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

Our team's members will provide training/instruction in:

  • Captain Larry Conley - Leadership
  • Captain Garon P. Mosby - Media Relations & Public Perception
  • Firefighter Jessica S. Jackson - Fire Prevention
  • Firefighters Jeff Weffelmeyer - Urban Search & Rescue
  • Firefighter Chris - Fire Investigation
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