Gilgit-Baltistan:Passing Out Ceremony of 1122

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Lahore (News):RESCUERS trained for Peshawar & Mardan (KPK), Gilgit & Sakrdu (Gilgit Baltistan), and Taunsa & Rojhan (South Punjab) shall pass out on June 16, 2012 from Emergency Services Academy Lahore.

The rescuers have been trained at the Rescue 1122 Academy, so that modern Rescue 1122 emergency ambulance, rescue and fire services could also be provided to citizens of other disaster prone provinces of Pakistan.

The Fire and Safety Association of Pakistan appreciated the special initiative for establishment of Rescue 1122 in other provinces by Chief Minister KPK Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

These 726 passing out rescuers include 313 rescuers from Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa, 186 rescuers from Gilgit-Baltistan and 227 rescuers for two tehsils of South Punjab have been given specialised medical, rescue, firefighting and rescue from height training in the first phase then specialised training courses were arranged for rescuers in the fields of Communication, Medical First Responder (MFR), Collapsed Structure Search & Rescue (CSSR), Communication Enhancement and Incident Command System.

The quality training of such a large number of rescuers with limited resources was a gigantic task achieved through close monitoring and weekly tests. The emergency staff will be deputed in hospitals at their respective districts for hands-on skills in emergency department of teaching hospitals before final posting.

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