Dms staff prepare for emergencies

A group of dms Organization staff members gathered to complete a First Aid training course at the Cayman Islands Red Cross in preparation for the hurricane season and other emergencies.

‘The Cayman Islands Red Cross is pleased that dms Organization has chosen to train a number of its staff in first aid. This type of training is a vital part of the community’s disaster preparedness,’ Jondo Malafa Obi, Director for the Cayman Islands Red Cross, commented in a press release.

‘It is valuable for organizations to do this not only in hurricane season, so that in the event of any emergency, staff are on site who can render appropriate assistance until professional help arrives.’

According to Don Seymour, president of dms Organization, the first aid training course is a crucial part of the company’s hurricane preparations so that, in the event of a hurricane, staff trained in first aid can help their colleagues if needed, and in the community.

Staff members who completed the course will be put on a list published throughout the organization so that their colleagues will know who they can call on for assistance.

The course, which is run by Training Manager, Peter C. Hughes, covers basic first aid – dealing with burns, cuts, breaks, hypothermia, insect bites and heatstroke, CPR and use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator), electric shock equipment used to resuscitate people who have had heart attacks.

FYI

The Red Cross runs first aid courses throughout the year, including specialized courses such as child care. Anyone interested in taking a course can call the Cayman Islands Red Cross on 949-6785. The Red Cross also has a supply of First Aid kits and mouth guards (for resuscitation) to give out to the public.

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