Intl Emergency Team UK (IETUK) visits Rescue 1122 Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: An International team UK (IETUK) has visited Emergency Services Rescue-122 Pakistan and inspected rescue service of Punjab, KP and Muzaffarabad, AJK.

The delegation was invited by Punjab Emergency Service Headquarters to collaborate and assist emergency service in quality assurance capacity building of operational staff and instructors.

The delegation headed by Meherban Sadiq, Fire & Community Safety Expert/National Chair International Emergency Team UK, Daryl Paul Oprey, Ex Director of Service Delivery, Mohammad Ali, Fire Prevention & Emergency Driving Instructor, Stephen Garcia Ex-station Manager and Sahibzada Irfan Shah Coordinator were included.

According to a press release issued here on Monday, the delegation met with Founder Director General Rescue 1122 Dr. Rizwan Naseer and discussed in detail the areas of future collaboration for operational capacity building of the Field Staff and training faculty of Service and Emergency services Academy.

The delegation accompany by Ahsan Chief Monitoring Officer Training/Head of Safety Wing Rescue 1122 visited different Rescue Stations of Punjab Emergency Service in Gujranwala, Jhelum, Muzzaferabad, Murree, Nathyia Gali, Rescue Station KP and District Rawalpindi to have a brief on ground orientation about the infrastructure, vehicle & equipment, procedure, process, and operational capability of staff.

The delegation was warmly welcomed here by Dr. Abdur Rehman District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi along with Ms Deeba Shahnaz Akhter, Head of Community Safety and Information Headquarters, Ali Hussain emergency Officer Rawalpindi and all officers.

Dr. Abdur Rahman briefed the delegation about history of the emergency management and efforts put by the Founder Director General Dr. Rizwan Naseer and his team to establish a comprehensive Emergency Management System in Pakistan.

Dr. Abdur Rahman also briefed about the performance of emergency service of whole Punjab in which over 5.1 million victims have been rescued in all districts of Punjab. Ms. Deeba Shahnaz Akhter briefed about the performance of Rescue Mohafiz Program through which 97000 volunteers have been registered with Rescue 1122 and trained on internationally certified emergency response course for developing safer communities in Pakistan.

Dr. Abdur Rahman also highlighted performance of District Rawalpindi that has responded to 153,039 Emergency Calls since establishment of Emergency Service in the district and rescued 165,006 victims of emergencies in which 65,745 were road traffic accidents, 6872 fire incidents, 134 building collapse incidents, 118 bomb blast incident, 4731 crime incidents, 200 drowning case, 8701 special rescue operation (Animal Rescue) and 66,538 medical emergencies were included.

Meherban Sadiq, on behalf of the delegation thanked to DG Emergency Service Rescue 1122 and teams in all districts for such a wonderful learning experience and looking forward working together for safer communities.

He also liked the idea and efforts for Rescue Mohafiz (Volunteers) and ensured all possible supports from IETUK to make it successful.