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LIME takes CPR action across SVG course

LIME takes CPR action across SVG course


Members of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, Fire Service and Coast Guard are the first to receive First Respondent training in CPR and First Aid in a LIME sponsored project.{{more}}

The course, held at the Red Cross headquarters from May 13 to 15, was attended by members of the Coast Guard, Traffic, Fire Department, Police Training School, Rapid Response Unit (RRU) and the Special Security Unit (SSU).

The training consisted of Emergency First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). At the end of the three-day course, each participant was examined and was required to pass both the practical and theory to achieve their First Respondent certification.

Training Officer and Vice President of the Red Cross, Decima Hamilton, reported that this is the first group ever to have more than ninety percent of the students gaining 100 per cent in the test. “This is testimony to the seriousness exhibited by these students,” said Hamilton.

Coast Guard Leading Seaman, Corporal Lisa Browne, noted that protection of life is part of the responsibility of the police force. “In the event that anyone unfortunately gets into trouble, it is our job to respond to assist,” said Browne.

Corporal Clinton Matthews of the SSU complimented LIME for affording the members of the force the necessary training which he felt will serve them well for life.

Constable Shaun Williams, of the Traffic Department, said: “It’s a learning experience for me, and I am extremely happy that LIME extended its community work to the police whose job is to protect and serve.”

LIME General Manager Angus Steele visited the trainees and gave them his vote of confidence that they will deliver when asked to serve.

Steele said: “LIME continues to make a difference in our communities in significant and meaningful ways. When this project was launched three weeks ago we had to work along with the Red Cross to get this show going in very quick time to show our commitment to this project. We hope that no one will have the unfortunate experience of delivering First Aid or CPR to anyone, but we hope the knowledge will serve you well in the event that you are called into action.”

The next batch of trainees will be selected from several community groups, park rangers and tour guides.