In Kosovo, Italian and Moldovan soldiers take part in fire phobia training led by Hungarian trainers. They learn how to manage stress caused by fire and how to run through real flames, in order to familiarise themselves with crowd and riot control techniques.
Infantry units of the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) conduct fire phobia training to familiarise themselves with crowd and riot control techniques.
Twenty-seven nations (19 NATO Allies and 8 partners) are currently contributing 3,400 troops to KFOR’s UN-mandated mission, which continues to provide a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all the local communities in Kosovo (as per UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999). KFOR is taking all necessary precautions to protect its soldiers, partners and local communities in Kosovo from COVID-19 – based on guidance from the World Health Organization. KFOR personnel are Kosovo’s third responders, after the Kosovo Police and the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX). However, KFOR must maintain a state of readiness if called upon.
The footage was filmed at Camp Novo Selo, Kosovo. The footage includes Hungarian trainers of the KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion, Italian artillerymen of the 5th regiment and Moldovan Army personnel, who just deployed in western Kosovo, taking part in fire phobia training.
(00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – HUNGARIAN SOLDIERS TEACHING ITALIAN ARTILLERYMEN OF THE 5TH REGIMENT ON RIOT CONTROL TECHNIQUES
(00:15) MEDIUM SHOT – HUNGARIAN INSTRUCTOR THROWS A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL AT THE FEET OF AN ITALIAN SOLDIER IN RIOT PROTECTIVE GEAR AS PART OF THE EXERCISE SCENARIO
(00:20) CLOSE SHOTS – ITALIAN ARMY PERSONNEL OBSERVE TRAINING
(00:28) WIDE SHOT – ITALIAN SOLDIER WITH HIS FEET ON FIRE HAS THEM EXTINGUISHED
(00:34) COLONEL GIANLUCA FIGUS OF THE ITALIAN ARMY, COMMANDER OF KFOR REGIONAL COMMAND WEST, TALKS WITH HUNGARIAN ARMY PERSONNEL
(00:37) CLOSE SHOT – ITALIAN SOLDIERS IN RIOT SHIELD AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
(00:49) WIDE SHOT – MOLDOVAN AND ITALIAN SOLDIERS LINE UP IN FORMATION HOLDING RIOT SHIELDS AS PART OF THE EXERCISE SCENARIO
(00:52) WIDE SHOT – MOLDOVAN AND ITALIAN SOLDIERS LINED UP IN FORMATION HOLDING RIOT SHIELDS PUSH THROUGH FLAMES FROM MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN BY HUNGARIAN INSTRUCTORS AS PART OF THE EXERCISE SCENARIO