FRSC trains paramedics, patrol officers in South-West on life-saving rescue

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By Olatunde Ajayi

Eighty paramedics and patrol officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the South-West states are currently undertaking life-saving rescue training to reduce road crashes.

The FSRC Corps Marshal, Mr Dauda Biu, while declaring open  the two-day training on Wednesday in Ibadan, said the activity sponsored by Ford Foundation would enhance the capability of the commission’s personnel in crash management.

Biu said the training would cover practical sessions on CardioPulmonary Resuscitation, basic anatomy and physiology of the human body, management of road traffic injuries and transportation of casualties.

The Corps Marshal, who was represented by Assistant Corps Marshal, Clement Oladele, said the training signified unwavering commitment of the FRSC to its mission of ensuring safer roads and fuller lives.

“The comprehensive curriculum of this programme reflects the commitment of the corps to equip its personnel with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to excel in the demanding field of road safety and crash response.

“The impact of this training on the participants will undoubtedly enhance their ability to administer Iife-saving measures promptly and effectively,” he said.

Also speaking, the Acting Oyo State FRSC Sector Commander, DCC Tunde Adewale, said the training would equip FRSC paramedics and patrol operatives with necessary skills, knowledge and resources to safe lives and serve the public better.

Adewale noted that the selected participants would be trained to pass the training down to other officers at their respective units to expand the knowledge of rescue operation among officers.

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He urged road users to avoid over confidence while driving and always drive defensively with reasonable speed.

In her remarks, the Regional Director of Programmes, Ford Foundation, Joy Ezezebor, said the training was in line with the foundation’s commitment to ensure safety of lives on the roads.

Ezezebor said that Oyo State was selected for the training due to its population and key position in the country.

“Road safety should be seen as share responsibilities, dedication, collaboration and continuous learning.

“Emergency response is a collective effort and we must continue to strive to ensure that every life is protected,” she said.

The programme training consultant, Dr Davidson Okuobeya, said the participants would be exposed to modern and international standard techniques on management of road traffic injuries, anatomy and physiology of human body for professional rescue operation.(NAN)

Edited by Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma

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