ERRC assist over 150 casualties during successful Dwejra Project
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The Emergency Response & Rescue Corps (ERRC) of Gozo, last year established a fully functional clinic to provide first aid coverage at Dwejra during the summer period.
The ERRC volunteers provided assistance for over a 150 casualties who required medical assistance.
The project ran from January to November and was made possible through the Voluntary Organisations Project (VOP) scheme.
A first aid team was stationed in Dwejra over this period and the ERRC said that this prevented unnecessary responses from the emergency medical services in Gozo, and at the same reduced the response time of medical aid.
The NGO said that as part of the project they provided a fully equipped first response vehicle as well as two trained personnel in emergency care.Also, current ERRC volunteers and new volunteers were recruited for the project. The volunteers were trained in various courses of prehospital care.
The project included the Procurement of a rapid response vehicle and emergency medical equipment necessary to cover the service.
During the period of the project the ERRC said that it conducted an education campaign – for the general public and tourists in Gozo, through the dissemination of information about beach safety in various touristic places, so that they would be better informed, in order to prevent possible accidents.
The VOP scheme is funded by the Malta Council for voluntary sector and Parliamentary secretary for youths, sports and non-governmental organisations.
The ERRC is a Gozo-based voluntary, charitable and non-profit organisation that aims to prevent and alleviate emergency situations involving people at risk. Further details can be found here.