Pas-de-Calais: organization of a half-day “Senior Road Prevention”

At the initiative of Ud62 Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Calais departmental gendarmerie company has agreed to organize a half-day “Senior Road Prevention” on Tuesday May 14, at 2:00 p.m., at the Faidherbe barracks in Le Portel , for the benefit of members of the associations: Ud62 Boulogne-sur-Mer and Accueil en Boulonnais.

We welcomed 91 participants, divided into three groups, who moved from one workshop to another. From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the organization presented three workshops of 45 minutes each, around Prevention: Road safety and first aid actions in the event of an incident or accident, as well as information on internet scams, and the right actions to protect yourself from burglaries.

This tripartite event was made up of a pair: the Boulogne-sur-Mer gendarmerie motorized platoon, two Gendarmes from the Neufchatel-Hardelot territorial brigade, and a team from the Boulogne-sur-Mer fire station speaking within the framework of their association Beauty of the maritime coast and its dangers.

This system thus gave a “dynamic” character to the prevention operation and offered a great diversity of subjects covered while remaining within the framework of “senior prevention”.

If raising awareness of road and everyday dangers was the heart of this organization, it was also about offering those present the opportunity to meet and discuss with the active Gendarmes of the Calais-Boulogne departmental gendarmerie company. .

The first feedback from the public is excellent. They appreciated the quality of the speakers and, to use the words of the army retirees, “we can tell that they love their job”.

I personally attended the three workshops and I confirm that the requested subjects were addressed and that the staff involved did their best in the time allotted to them. An improvement must be found in the event of rainy weather by ensuring that each speaker can officiate in a separate room.

A new organization for the “blue” week between September 3 and October 6, 2024 can be considered. We thank retirees, wives and widows for their participation in this moment of information and conviviality.

François Maquinghen, president of Ud62 Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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