Sister shelter wardens trained

District Administration has continued its promise to equip shelter wardens with the tools and knowledge necessary to do their job efficiently and effectively by sponsoring another round of first aid and CPR training on Cayman Brac.

The goal of the CPR and AED for the community and workplace and the first aid programme is to provide volunteer wardens with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective basic life support in an emergency.

Three Cayman Brac shelter wardens – Neila Jones, Shauna Martin and Devin Tatum – and District Administration’s Administrative Secretary Connie Godet are now certified in first aid, CPR and AED.

This is the second session to be held in the past month and the instructors applauded the new students for making the weeklong training session a very successful one.

‘The sessions were very interactive with all the participants asking many questions and performing with great accuracy all that was required of them’ said EMT Brian Burchell.

Deputy District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts thanked the participants for volunteering their personal time to attend the training and for their willingness to serve the public when there is a need. He also thanked Faith Hospital Emergency Medical Services for its dedication in conducting First Aid courses.

Mr. Tibbetts said that starting this week, the same course would be offered to shelter wardens on Little Cayman and would also be open to members of the public who wished to become certified.

Expressing his gratitude and congratulations, District Commissioner Ernie Scott encouraged the participants to ‘continue in this mode of life-long learning because it not only benefits the individual but the entire community’.

Also in attendance to show their support were previous participants Janet Gates and Derrylee Martin. The course was conducted by Paramedic Ralston V. Dilbert and EMT Brian Burchell.

If you’re interested in attending the CPR and AED for the community and workplace and the first aid programme course in Little Cayman, contact Larry Foster on 948-1051 or Mary Ellen on 948-0072 for more information.

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