Firefighting in America – A Project for Iraq

In late November Meridian welcomed seven Iraqi firefighters to learn more about the firefighting industry in the United States and create lasting connections with local fire departments. During their stay in the U.S. the group will explore various aspects of firefighting, including: rural and wild-land firefighting in Phoenix, Arizona; community education in Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan; recruitment and training in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and effective disaster management and response in New York City.

The group at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C.

Sponsors and Partners

U.S. Department of State
International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State
Global Ties Arizona
Global Ties Detroit
Colleagues International


Project summary

Firefighting in America – A Project for Iraq
Number of Visitors: 7
Regions: Near East and North Africa
Countries: Iraq
Impact Areas: Public Diplomacy
Program Areas: Exchanges