LAHORE: Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Director General (DG) Dr Rizwan Naseer inaugurated a four-day long course for establishing Community Emergency Response teams in all union councils of Punjab. The course was held at the Managers Training Centre (MTC), Rescue 1122 Headquarters here on Tuesday.
Addressing the opening ceremony, the DG said that the basic purpose of running such courses was to enhance capacity of managers to maintain service standards in all districts of Punjab. He further asked the Rescue and Safety Officers (RSOs) to ensure establishment of CERT in every union council to impart training to all CERTs, ensure CADRE training standards and follow directions for execution of CERT plan for 2018.
The course would cover different topics, including common hazards and the community response group, securing family preparing for response, first aid and basic life support, basic search and rescue, management of fire and water emergencies, incident command system, dead body management and practical simulation exercise.
The DG appreciated masters trainers on organising successful course for managers of the service. He directed the MTC director to continue organising such courses for capacity building of the managers as such courses played a vital role in maintenance of standards of service and ensured safety of the communities.