Upon directions of the Director General Punjab Emergency Service Dr. Rizwan Naseer World First Aid Day was commemorated with the theme “First Aider in Every Home” in all districts of Punjab. In this regards central ceremony of World First Aid was organized at Lahore Rescue Command & Control Center to promote the importance of First Aider at every home to timely provision of first aid in case of emergency, prevent to future injuries and saving lives through first aid training across Punjab. The Director General Punjab Emergency Service Dr. Rizwan Naseer was the Chief Guest of central ceremony and senior officers from Rescue Headquarters, Academy, Lahore District, Rescuers and a large number of the Rescue Scouts attended the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director General, Punjab Emergency Service Dr. Rizwan Naseer, SI welcomed all the volunteers and briefed about the importance of First Aid Day and First Aid training by giving example of rescue operations in which timely first aid has been provided to 7.3 million victims of emergencies since the inception of the Service. He further briefed that the Punjab Emergency Service had also launched First Aider at every home program at the start of Year 2019 and trained half million first aider in all Union Councils of Punjab. He also emphasized on the preparedness of community regarding First Aid to timely provision of first aid to victims of emergency & disaster and reduces the number of disabilities.
In this regard Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi organized 2 different seminars at ACE International Academy, Phase 2, Bahria Town Rawalpindi and Behbood Industrial Homes. The participants of ACE International Academy, Phase 2, Bahria Town Rawalpindi participated in the Seminar/ Awareness Walk and the participants of Behbood Industrial Homes were participated in awareness seminar regarding Basic Life Support and Fire Safety. Rescue Trainers demonstrated CPR and First Aid techniques to the participants of both events.