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First Aiders Certified

First Aiders Certified
June 17
11:00 2017

Seven St John Ambulance staff members achieved a milestone when they received their World Rugby Level One First Aid in Rugby certification on Thursday.

Presenting the green bibs and certificates was Fiji Rugby Union development manager Sale Sorovaki who told participants they play a major role in the welfare of players.

“I thank St John Ambulance Fiji for their continued support over the years,” the former Flying Fijians skipper said.

“I know we had the same thing last year with the first lot of first aid responders that received their certificates.

“Also with World Rugby through FRU, player welfare is paramount because rugby is a physical game. It’s a contact sport and injuries are part and partial of the game.

“St John Ambulance Fiji plays an important part in delivering that care to our players so I thank you for your resilience and perseverance to further your medical knowledge.

“You deserve your green vests today and I would like to congratulate the new members.”

Meanwhile, St John Ambulance Fiji chief executive officer Emma Bovoro said it was good to recognise the hard work of the first aiders.

“We want all our first responders or first aiders to actually be certified,” she said.

“There are other levels not just the basic level one, there are a few levels in World Rugby for first aid in rugby and we hope that some of our members will go from here and up skill themselves to that level.

“We are certified to do first aid anywhere whether it is on the field or off the field.

“Getting their level one actually compliments their service and it up-skill them to another level.”




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