FRSC Trains Community Post-Crash Rescue Volunteers In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka
In a bid to actualize the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) strategic goal of minimizing the risk of death in road traffic crashes, by reducing RTC by 15% and casualty by 20% and also the headquarters’ directive to intensify public enlightenment programmes to the National Community Post Crash Care initiative volunteers, the Anambra sector command has trained post crash volunteers.
Sector commander of the corps in the state Mr. Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi said the exercise was a national programme of the Federal Road Safety Corps to empower community dwellers with first aid skills as first responders to rescue operations before the arrival of FRSC officials to crash scenes in order to save lives.
The press release from the  public enlightenment department has it that a capacity building workshop was held at Nteje unit command of the corps in Oyi local government area of the state  to sensitize first responders drawn from Ihiala and Nteje unit commands. The workshop had over 15 participants in attendence.
The Unit Commander RS5.33 Nteje ACC SA Yakubu thanked the participants for their selfless service to humanity and he also encouraged them not to relent in their  humanitarian job.
During the programme, two lectures were delivered. First lecture: Volunteerism a sefless service to humanity, was delivered by SPEO, SRC FN EDOR.
In her lecture, she highlighted the concept of volunteerism and the qualities of a good volunteer as first responder.
The Second lecture: “Casualty Handling”, was done by the Fire Service Officer and Red Cross Society of Nigeria Awka, Mr Akpagu Smart, who had a practical demonstration of Casualty Handling in a crash situation.
The Coordinator of the volunteers from Nteje appreciated the Corps for her effort towards ensuring crash free on Nigerian roads, he also requested for more of the workshops in future.

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