200 traffic officers equipped with emergency life saving skills.

200 traffic officers equipped with emergency life saving skills.

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URCS instructor teaching traffic officers First Aid skills.

200 traffic officers from the Kampala Metro-Politan area have been trained in First Aid and emergency life saving skills by the Uganda Red Cross Emergency Health and Safety team. The training took place at Kololo airstrip on Wednesday 11th.09.2019. The traffic officers were grouped in 8cohorts, each consisting of 25 members.

Uganda Red Cross Society Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Mr. Paul Okot says this is a great opportunity to equip the traffic officers since we work together during emergency situations to save lives. Among the skills the officers got Included Emergency scene Safety assessment, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Bandaging, Excessive Bleeding Management, handling of fractures, Recovery Positions, Transportation of casualties, Helmet Removal, Airway, Breathing Circulation (ABC) management among others.

"Many times life could be saved, but fast responders may lack such skills. This training helps the traffic officers to have at least the basic skills needed to save a life in case of an accident on the road." Okot added. Norman Musinga the Kampala Metropolitan Regional Traffic Commander thanked URCS for training the officers and urged the officers to put what they have been taught into action.

URCS instructor and traffic officers.

Musinga also noted that the purpose of the training was to help traffic officers in refreshing their minds on how to handle fatal accidents so that loss of lives when accidents occur is reduced.

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org


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