FCC Emergency Response Team participates in First Aid Day Seminar Sep16


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FCC Emergency Response Team participates in First Aid Day Seminar

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) in collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) arranged the seminar on Annual First Aid Day, on 14 September, 2013. The Emergency Response Team of FCC also joined the event. First Aid Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of September and this year it was marked at 14 September. The seminar was arranged to spread awareness and responsibility among the people about first aid and road safety at the PRCS auditorium at Shahar-e-Fatimah Jinnah. PRCS had also arranged First Aid Safety Painting Competition among schools on this day.

This year the theme was “First Aid and Road Safety”. Speaking on the occasion Brig (Retd) M Saleem, Secretary PRCS, mentioned that 1.24 million people die in road traffic accidents each year and thousands are injured. He said every citizen should have training of first aid to prevent emergencies.

Dr Safia Ghufran, Director Health Services PRCS, said that PRCS had trained 59859 people as PRCS aimed to train a person from each home.

Brig (Retd) Dr Arshad Zia, Director Admin, Rescue 1122, said that Rescue had saved thousands of people and dealt with these emergencies with this training. He said that every citizen should have first aid safety training as Rescue 1122 is dealing with an average of 500 cases of road accidents daily.

Dr Shoukat Ali and Mr Liaqat Ali Chishti PRCS Managing Committee Members also stressed the importance of the training.

Humza Bin Masood, Chief Coordinator, Emergency Services FCC, said that Emergency Services FCC had dealt with more than 50 emergencies last year as a result of the trainings and efforts of Rescue 1122 and that he was thankful to Rescue 1122 for the trainings.

Ms Shawna Person, Director Health Services, FCC, and Mr Samran Shaukat, President RCYG, Senior Member Emergency Services FCC also joined the event, while FCC Emergency Response Team was one of the largest teams to join the seminar. The Emergency Response Team FCC also visited the Health Services Center on campus.