Defence Headquarters, 04 Aug. ‘23 (RBDF): The RBDF Medical Facility recently hosted a comprehensive First Aid and CPR Certification Course for personnel, commencing on June 29, 2023, this course holds paramount importance, aiming to ensure that all members of the force obtain vital certifications in First Aid and CPR.

Guiding the participants with their wealth of expertise were instructors, Petty Officer Laurell Farrington, who recently completed the Combat Medic Course in San Antonio, Texas, who has been certified for three years, and Marine Seaman Komali Boateng, with one and a half years of certification.

Since its initiation, a total of forty-four (44) marines have successfully attained their First Aid and CPR certifications. The course encompassed essential topics such as Adult and Child CPR, alongside First Aid subjects including Wound Care, Stroke, Shock, Choking, and Heart Attacks.

This endeavor exemplifies the dedication of the RBDF Medical Facility to provide all Officers and Marines with indispensable life-saving skills in First Aid and CPR.The knowledge and information imparted in this course serve to empower the entire force, ensuring their readiness to handle emergencies with competence and confidence. As a result, the RBDF benefits immensely from an increased capability to respond effectively in critical situations, safeguarding the well-being of its personnel and the communities they serve. The RBDF under the leadership of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond E. King, is dedicated to the transformation of Defence Force personnel’s quality and capabilities. This commitment is rooted in the pursuit of excellence in leadership, which is demonstrated through professionalism. We strive to cultivate a High-Performance Workforce focused on Performance Excellence, fostering an inclusive working environment that empowers our personnel. Through meaningful involvement of service members, we share the responsibility for accomplishing the Defence Force’s Mandate.

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