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Life Saving Skills Boost For Members, Volunteers

The Fiji Red Cross Society is upskilling its staff members and volunteers in an effort to keep them refreshed and up­dated on skills they need for the work they do.
29 Sep 2018 11:00
Life Saving Skills Boost For Members, Volunteers
New Zealand Red Cross training coordinator Lesley Jacobson teaching CPR to Fiji Red Cross safety coordinator Riyaz Khan in Suva September 27, 2018. Photo: WATI TALEBULA

The Fiji Red Cross Society is upskilling its staff members and volunteers in an effort to keep them refreshed and up­dated on skills they need for the work they do.

This week it started an eight-day training workshop for 15 volunteers and staff mem­bers in Suva.

The staff members and volunteers are un­dergoing Pacific First Aid and Cardiopulmo­nary resuscitation (CPR) and Training of the trainer’s workshop, which will end next Fri­day.

Fiji Red Cross safety co-ordinator Riyaz Khan said the participants were from all divi­sions in the country.

“This workshop is done after every two years where the participants are taught about first aid and CPR,” Mr Khan said.

“We have New Zealand Red Cross training co-ordinator Lesley Jacobson, who is here to train our staff members and volunteers.”

 

Mate Moce, a Red Cross volunteer based in Lautoka, hopes to become an instructor for the Western Division.

Ms Moce hails from Mualevu Village in Va­nuabalavu, Lau, and has been a volunteer for the past 12 years.

“I hope to be an instructor in the safety de­partment for the Western Division after this training. It will come with a lot of challenges, but I am ready to tackle them all.

Edited by Epineri Vula



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