Taiwan aiming to allow foreign nationals to volunteer as firefighters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/21
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Ko Lin

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Taipei, March 21 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Thursday approved revised regulations to allow foreign nationals residing in Taiwan to volunteer as firefighters.

The new regulations will be officially promulgated and will become effective after internal procedures are completed, the MOI said.

In a statement, the MOI said the revision makes provisions for foreign nationals, including people from China, Macau and Hong Kong, who are willing to undergo the necessary training at the local fire departments to qualify as volunteer firefighters.

They could make a positive contribution to firefighting and fire prevention efforts as Taiwan currently has limited human resources in that area, the ministry said.

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