NEMA, Red Cross Host First Aid Recertification course
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)has reaffirmed commitment to providing the requisite training Its personnel on first Aid , aimed at ensuring competency to carry out Information first aid decision while attending to victims of disaster.
The Director General of NEMA Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Mohammed (Rtd ) stated this during the opening ceremony of a four day training on Basic First Aid on emergency Response, Organized by NEMA in collaboration with Nigerian Red Cross Society Borno state chapter.
Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Mohammed (Rtd) represented by Assistant Director Human Resource(Training) Usman Aji said the Training was geared towards building the capacity of staff in responding to disasters and Emergencies .
In his remarks, acting Zonal coordinator NEMA North East Zone Chonoko Isah Ishaya said improving staff competency and operational readiness remains the cardinal objectives of the current Leadership of NEMA and urged the staff to take the training seriously as response involves situations where staff must determine whether the situation is safe and at the same time identifying and treating the problems of casualties.
In his remark the representative of Secretary Nigerian Red Cross Society Borno state Babagana Usman said the training was targeted at updating the staff of NEMA with skills and techniques of live saving during emergencies.
Staff of NEMA who were among the participants at the training, said they have leant a lot and hope to use the training in response activities for victims of insurgency and other Disasters in the Zone.
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NEMA North East