This week members of the Greensburg Fire Department (GFD) trained firefighters stationed at Indiana Auto Plant (IAP)’s plant in Greensburg.
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Thirteen firefighters participated in an on-site training course, which combined classroom time, hands-on activities and testing. After successful completion, participants will be eligible for state certification to become rope rescue and confined space technicians.
The training course prepares firefighters for potential rescues at IAP, as well as in the community.
“We value the partnership we have with the City of Greensburg,” said IAP health and safety team manager. “This collaboration not only supports our plant and providing a safe work environment for our associates, but also to the community.”
The City of Greensburg and IAP entered into a partnership in 2008. As a result, IAP now has 13 full-time firefighters/EMTs to fully-staff the plant 24-hours a day, seven days a week. This agreement allows GFD to support Honda’s safety needs, and at the same time to strengthen the resources available for the community. With this partnership, IAP covers the costs resulting in no additional costs to the city.
IAP currently operates one shift with approximately 1,000 associates at the Greensburg plant. IAP is Honda’s seventh auto plant in North America and one of 14 major Honda manufacturing facilities in North America.