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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.