Firm begins free first aid, CPR training with drivers, domestic staff
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Falck Prime Atlantic (FPA), a subsidiary of Prime Atlantic Limited, has kicked-off its free basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, an initiative aimed at equipping 400 Nigerians with skills to save lives during emergency situations.
The programme with the theme: ‘Saving lives, one Nigerian at a time,’ began in Lagos, where some domestic workers and drivers were trained on CPR application, a step-by-step process of reviving an unconscious person.
The Director, Business Development, FPA, Folake Sanyanwo, said the initiative was borne out of the need to get more people trained on saving lives during any emergency situation. “We are all about safety, saving lives, and responding to health emergencies. This training is required because the opportunity to save lives is one that we should all be prepared for.”
Sharing his experience, one of the beneficiaries, Famous Favour, said the training has equipped him with what to do in the case of an emergency, adding that he would spread his knowledge to his church and schools around him.
“What I knew about first aid was very narrow, I never knew it was this deep, and more than just giving someone Paracetamol or fixing on bandage. I have now understood what CPR is, what to do in case of an emergency, how to save myself first because I have to be saved before I can be able to offer help to another person.”