Written by Ateed YUSUF

FRSC trains personnel on rescue operation in Dutse

The Dutse unit command of the Federal Road Safety, FRSC, has put measures in place to train personnel on successful rescue operation during accidents. 

The unit commanding officer of Dutse in Bwari area council, Mr. Livinus Okonkwo, disclosed this to The Abuja Inquirer at the end of a seminar organised by the command to provide rescue tips to FRSC officers. 

Okonkwo said that the command under his watch would continue to enhance the capacity of staff through in-house training to equip them on modern methods of rescue operations in line with international best practices. 

The commanding officer noted that FRSC officials need necessary training and re-training, just as he said that specialization is one of the things that make rescue operators to save the lives of accident victims. 

He stated that when officers lack the technicality and efficiency to conduct successful operation there were possibilities of having an increase in number of casualties. 

The unit commander said the seminar also equipped staff with knowledge of accident investigation procedure, noting that rescue operators faced challenges to include lack of adequate logistics, poor road condition and aggression from the onlookers while carrying out rescue. 

Okonkwo also stated that the command is collaborating with stakeholders such as NURTW and hospital management with a view to giving FRSC officials opportunity to carry out rescue mission efficiently.

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