Yesterday, HSH Prince Albert II opened the new Centre de Secours de Fontvieille in that ward alongside the Court Chamberlain and Senior Commander of the Public Force of Monaco Colonel Luc Fringant. The Sovereign Prince then decorated eleven Monegasque firefighters with the Medal of Courage and Dedication for their service in the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Prince sent some of his expert forces to assist the victims of that disaster a year ago and it is very nice and appropriate that these brave individuals are being recognized. Accompanying the Prince was Monsieur Hugues Moret, French Ambassador to Monaco. The ceremony was held at the Fontvieille barracks. Finally, the Prince unveiled a special commemorate plaque for the occasion at the new Centre de Secours de Fontvieille.