Emergency Care and Treatment comes to a Close
After a week-long session, on Friday November 22nd the Emergency Care and Treatment Training concluded with a small closing ceremony at the Office of Disaster Management.
This is the 2nd programme of its kind conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).
Chief Fire Officer Josiah Dupuis says he is elated that the Fire and Ambulance Division has been the target of this programme.
He urged the participants of the programme to optimize the training received so as to provide patients with better care before they are transported to a medical facility.
Mr. Dupuis says he views this training as another building block to receive free hospital care on the Island, where there can be an overall improvement in the quality of service offered.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Eddie Bruno, says the Government recognizes the importance of the functions undertaken by fire officers.
“The absence of adequate firefighting ability and emergency response has a significant negative effect on our social and economic environment”, he noted.
At the end of the training participants received their certificates of participation.
The Fire and Ambulance Services is charged with the responsibility of search and rescue, emergency response and firefighting activities.