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Group trains FRSC on emergency response




Emergency Rescue, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Lagos, has trained 16 FRSC officers on medical emergency rescue skills, in the bid to reduce road fatalities in the country.

The focus of the training was on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of unconscious accident victims before any medical response on the scene. According to the Sector Head of Operation, Lagos Sector Command, Mr. Olapade Michael Olusegun, the agency found the exercise important, as its officers are usually called during road crashes. So, with the training, the officers are better equipped to handle unconscious accident victims, which would help reduce road accidents deaths.

Olusegun, during the presentation of certificates to the trainees told The Guardian that the programme would also support FRSC to achieve its mission of reducing road fatalities by 50 per cent in 2020.

He said the exercise has been informative and educative, as it has exposed officers to how to save victims during emergency, instead of aggravating their injuries at the scene of accident.

Medical Director, Emergency Rescue, organisers of the training, Dr. Kayode Solomon, explained that the training is relevant, because during road accidents, the closest people are mostly FRSC officers.

“Other agencies, such as the Military, Customs, Police and Fire Service officers also need it, because they could be the first people at an emergency scene.”

He regretted that most government agencies do not respond positively to requests to be trained, even for free. He urged government to place more priority on emergency responses, since its primary purpose is to safe lives.

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