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Students Learn Of Search, Rescue Process

On Friday April 13, they will get to witness the mock operation of the search and rescue team through an exercise at the foreshore overlooking the Bekana Island.
12 Apr 2019 10:30
Students Learn Of Search, Rescue Process
Fiji Police Force’s Special Response Unit PC Jone Mau informing Lautoka school students on the process and procedures of search and rescue during the roadshow at Shirley Park on April 11, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

The National Search and Rescue Committee is conducting a road show at Shirley Park in Lautoka, inviting students and the general public to take advantage of the event.

Yesterday students from primary and secondary schools in the Sugar City heard some of the processes undertaken by the committee when responding to emergencies.

On Friday April 13, they will get to witness the mock operation of the search and rescue team through an exercise at the foreshore overlooking the Bekana Island.

Chief guest and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence and National Security Manasa Lesuma said:

“The operation of our search and rescue is critical given our geographical location, the limited capability in terms of resources and the need to have a system in place that suits our environment and is conducive or line to our existing framework.”

He praised the commitment and dedication of the search and rescue working committees who have been working tirelessly to create and advocate the awareness on search and rescue.

Mr Lesuma said students should use the opportunity to learn, network and familiarise themselves with the search and rescue team and understand their work in keeping Fiji safe.

The National Search and Rescue Committee comes under the Ministry of Defence and National Security.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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