Trauma Care International Foundation in collaboration with Justice Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC) has trained over 100 Kaduna residents on emergency response to enhance safety in society.

The program manager, Trauma Care International Foundation, Onyeka Anorue during an interview with journalists shortly after the training explained that it  was to teach practical steps to preserve lives before seeking proper medical care.

“We are trying to raise a generation of people when emergency occurs they know what to do and  how to manage the situation pending the arrival of medical emergency services. We brought this training to the people on how to attend to emergency like accident, asthma and others,” she said. According to her, the foundation is trying to create a safer environment and safer world where people would know what to do when emergency occurs. She appealed to the participants to train others from the knowledge they garnered, adding that they were trained to train others for a safer tomorrow.

The Coordinator, JDPC, Rev. Fr. Joshua Achir, noted that the training was aimed at saving lives in order to reduce death rate in society.

“Sometimes when there is an emergency situation, people don’t know what to do, now that they have been trained, we want them to step down the knowledge to others for a safer society,” he said. Fr. Achir said the training addressed issues around emergency and disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation, recovery and relief, use and administration of first aid treatment.

One of the beneficiaries, Nanchin Nathaniel who described the training as an eye-opener, said the knowledge garnered would be very important in their everyday activities.