The Academy of Emergency Services and the ADPC organize international courses for first aiders

The Academy of Emergency Services (ESA) in Lahore has collaborated with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in Pakistan to organize international courses for first aiders.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – October 1, 2022): The Academy of Emergency Services (ESA), Lahore has collaborated with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Pakistan to organize international courses for the rescuers.

In this regard, two Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) courses were held at the Academy of Emergency Services to enhance the professional skills of rescue workers and instructors.

A total of 48 officers and instructors from Rescue 1122 Punjab have been trained to establish Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) at union council level to assist the emergency service in handling emergencies and activities promoting safety.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the DG of the Punjab Emergency Services Department (ESDP), Dr. Rizwan Naseer congratulated the participants for successfully completing the courses. He said it was a great opportunity for Rescue Safety Officers (RSOs) and instructors to refresh their professional skills to further train community volunteers on organized emergency response to international standard.

Dr. Rizwan Naseer said that the role of any community in an emergency or disaster is very important as they are also the first responders and the victims, so a community that is well aware of disasters can play an effective role in unfortunate incident.

He also asked RSOs/Instructors to ensure a uniform standard of CADRE training while delivering this course to CERTs.

On occasion, Brig. (R) Sajid Naeem, National Representative of ADPC, Pakistan, congratulated the participants on the successful completion of the course and the instructors on the success of all their endeavours. He highly acknowledged the role of the Academy of Emergency Services in institutionalizing the PEER Emergency Response Course Enhancement Program. He assured that cooperation will continue to strengthen the professional capacity of emergency services in South Asia.

Course participants were trained in common hazards and community response group, securing family preparedness for response, first aid and basic life support, search and rescue of base, fire and water emergency management, incident command system and triage, dead body management followed by eleven hours of hands-on simulation exercise to assess, analyze and evaluate participants’ skills imparted to the training course.

At the end, DG ESDP Dr Rizwan Naseer with Brig. Sajid presented certificates to participants.