As part of initiatives to equip security services with requisite knowledge in live saving,One hundred and thirty (130) participantstook part in the just ended open water rescue training exercise held at the Ramada resort from November 17 to November 21, 2016.
The training program which gave participants basic knowledge in surflifesaving was by kind courtesy NADMO in collaborationwith Felix Foundation and volunteers from International Surf Live saving Association.
Speaking at the closing ceremony on Monday 21, Capt. Donald Kwasie from the 48 engineers regiment who on behalf of the participants gave a general overview of the training said, the training though challenging,was worth taking part in, this he believes will go a long way to help equip participants in their line of operations.
He further stated that the open water rescue was the first ever in Ghana and it was a step in the right direction. He therefore used the opportunity to appeal to the ISLA team to visit Ghana from time to time for other sustainable training programs.
President of the ISLA team, Mr. Henry Reyes noted that this has been the largest group ever handled and though it was a challenging task, the participants were very phenomenal in the various activities. He added that beneficiaries of the training should endeavor to pass on to their colleagues.
The Director of operations, Mr. Winfred Tesia in his closing remarks thanked the ISLA team for their presence and support during the training as well as Felix foundation for the initiative to collaborate with NADMO.
Hecommended efforts of the one hundred and thirty (130) participants drawn from NADMO, 48 Engineers, Navy, the Police,, Fire Service, Marine cadet amongst other lifesaving groups who took part in the training program urging them to help save lives and properties.