- Search Results
 
 
Over 1,200 Law Enforcement Officers Train In First Aid
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2016

Montserrado County Flag

 

Over 1,200 Law Enforcement Officers Train In First Aid

MONROVIA, December 17 (LINA) - Nearly 1,250 law enforcement and fire service officers have trained in basic first aid this year with the help of the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The first aid courses underscored the need for an immediate medical response to injuries sustained in emergencies and provided new skills and increased confidence to act to prevent or manage life-saving emergencies.

“First aid is particularly important as an initial response in providing effective and swift care that can reduce injury and improve chances of survival,” said Julien Lerisson, ICRC Head of Delegation in Liberia.

He added: “The ICRC’s aim is to assist law enforcement officials in strengthening their ability to provide emergency assistance,” said a release issued in Monrovia.

Since January, 1,244 law enforcement officials from the Police, Immigration, Drug Enforcement Agency, Corrections, Executive Protection Service and National Fire Services trained in first aid.

Armed Forces of Liberia personnel assigned in Bong and Grand Gedeh counties also took part.

The officers were enthusiastic about their new skills and demonstrated a high degree of confidence during the practical aspects of the training.

The National Police Training Academy and Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization also assisted with the trainings.

Security officers assigned in Bomi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Montserrado, Maryland, Nimba, and River Gee counties took part in the trainings, which covered fractures, controlling bleeding, burns, poisoning and safe transportation of victims.

LINA PR/PTK

 

latest headlines
LRA, FIRS Of Nigeria Sign MoU
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria have (FIRS) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation that will s ...more
Judge Kaba Stresses Truth In Media Reportage
The Resident Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Yusuf D. Kaba has admonished members of the Association of Judicial Reporters (AJUR) to d ...more
UN SG Comments On Sexual Exploitation, Abuse
As part of efforts to institute special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, UN Secretary General (UNSG), Antonio Guterres ...more
Jury Declares Samukai Not Guilty
The 12-member Trial Jury at Criminal Court ā€œAā€ has pronounced a not-guilty verdict in favor of Michael Samukai, son of Defense Minister Brown ...more
Liberia Law Society Ends Seminar In Bong
The Liberia Law Society (LLS) has held a seminar on the establishment and functions of the ECOWAS Court, the African Court and the International ...more
First Prosecution Witness Links Defendants Sable Mining Crime
The prosecution first witness in the ongoing Sable Mining case at Criminal Court ā€œCā€ has linked all of the defendants to the commission of th ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency