8th National Meeting of Military Firefighters hosted in Minas Gerais

October 4, 2023
Military Firefighters in Brazil

The Minas Gerais Military Fire Brigade (CBMMG) successfully conducted the 8th National Firefighters Meeting (Enbom) from September 26th to 29th.

This major event took place at the Juscelino Kubitschek auditorium in the Administrative City, Belo Horizonte.

A gathering of professionals from diverse regions

Around 500 firefighters convened, representing various regions of Minas Gerais and every Brazilian state, and extending to various public security spheres.

The meeting provided an invaluable platform for promoting policies that aim to value and advance the professional roles of military firefighters throughout the country.

Diversity and inclusion in the spotlight

One of the focal points of the discussions was the role of female military firefighters in the workplace.

There was also an emphasis on the broader themes of diversity and inclusion, underscoring their significance both to institutions and to society at large.

Such dialogues play a pivotal role in fostering a culture that’s both egalitarian and fair.

Reflecting on the journey and looking ahead

On the opening day, Colonel Daniela Lopes Rocha da Costa, deputy commander of the CBMMG, expressed gratitude for the turnout and acknowledged the importance of Enbom: “It is a landmark event… an opportunity to understand the realities of other states and to identify possibilities for growth and improvement, not only for women but for the entire corporation.”

Highlighting the growth and accomplishments of the CBMMG over the past 30 years, the chief of staff pointed to the constant encouragement from the general commander, Colonel Erlon Dias do Nascimento Botelho, who has been diligent in implementing measures to value their personnel.

Military Firefighters: Operational competition showcases skill and camaraderie

Culminating the Enbom 2023 was the Lieutenant Grazielle Ferreira Operational Competition, named in honor of the late lieutenant.

In this riveting competition, teams from various states, comprising three military firefighters each, demonstrated their expertise and readiness in a test simulating real-life incidents.

Emerging victorious were teams from Rio de Janeiro, followed closely by Sergipe and host state Minas Gerais.

FSJA Comment

The 8th National Firefighters Meeting serves as an emblematic testament to the continuous evolution of the firefighting profession.

The emphasis on promoting policies for military firefighters, coupled with discussions on diversity and inclusion, showcases a modern approach to addressing pressing issues.

The operational competition not only highlighted the skills of these brave men and women but also reinforced the unity and shared purpose among firefighters from different states.

Such events amplify the collective voice of the firefighting community and foster collaborations that will shape the future of the profession.

Please note that this article may have been translated using automated software; unintended translation errors may be present.

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