Pattaya has added 31 new employees to its Peace and Stability Maintenance Department in hopes of resolving a long-running staff shortage.
The new hires began training Feb. 3 for eventual assignment to the municipal, special activities, land-disaster prevention, and sea-disaster prevention divisions.
The training consisted of an orientation to prepare employees before performing their duties. The training was divided into two phases consisting of theory and practical examinations, including general and legal knowledge. Theoretical work covered the origins of fires, prevention and extinguishment. Training also covered fire equipment, lines, high-rise rescues and inspection of beaches and the ocean, including rescue.
Training has begun for 31 new Peace and Stability Maintenance Department employees at city hall.
“Currently, the Peace and Stability Maintenance Department is facing a shortage of human resources,” Maj. Col. Jeerawat Sukhonthazup of the municipal division said. “We organized a training for all new employees to interact with one another to increase efficiency when they have to work together in the future. Simultaneously, the employees will learn of duties of three other departments, which I believe is an advantage since it will allow better coordination.”