Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Friday said he signed a decree rendering the full-time employment for Civil Defense volunteers.
During a celebration marking International Civil Defense Day, Mashnouq said: “I kept my promise, I have signed the decree that will open the door for rendering civil defense volunteers full-timers,” stressing that “the efforts exerted by civil defense elements over the past years have not been in vain.”
He pointed out that “coordination between the Lebanese civil defense and its subordinates in the world has put it on the map.”
“You symbolize one of the most important human values, which is volunteering to serve others in the face of the wrath of nature,” Mashnouq said.
“I commit to the constant pursuit until the rights of civil defense members are attained and until the modernization of this apparatus is completed,” he concluded.
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