Training to save lives

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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PAYING ATTENTION: Police officers during yesterday's First Aid training.

PAYING ATTENTION: Police officers during yesterday's First Aid training.

The police are brushing up on their first aid skills in a bid to keep Samoa safer.

The Ministry is working with the Red Cross Society to implement the first response training. 

Commissioner of Police, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, said he is extremely thankful to the Red Cross for their assistance. 

The Media Officer for the Ministry of Police, Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona, said first aid training is part of the recruitment process for the police.

The sessions being held this week are refresher courses.

Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross Samoa, Namulauulu Tautala, said their partnership with the police is ongoing.

As the first responders to a number of life-threatening situations, Namulauulu said it is important for police officers to be decisive in their decision making.

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