Emergency Response and Rescue Corps

Being the Maltese faculty of PHTLS, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps has conducted another Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course. The course was held over two days, on the 21 and 22 March at the ERRC training headquarters in Xewkija, Gozo. Twelve participants attended for this course Some of them were nurses, paramedics and volunteers of the Emergency Response Rescue Corps. All participants successfully completed the course.

The intensive course involved numerous simulations. To make these simulations as realistic as possible, the Casualty Moulage Unit of the ERRC, prepared the casualty make up to other volunteers who acted as patients.

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As in previous years, the Emergency Response Rescue Corps is called to offer ambulance and first aid coverage at Carnival Activities in various locations in Gozo, including the Nadur Spontaneous Carnival. The Nadur Spontaneous Carnival is spread over five days and draws large crowds, including Maltese and foreigners. Saturday is the most crowded and it's also the day in which the majority of first aid interventions are reported. For this event, the Emergency Response Rescue Corps volunteers set up a clinic in Nadur Square near the Police Station.

Read more: ERRC Ambulance Coverage at Carnival Activities in Gozo

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On Saturday 10 January, at 5pm, Minister For Home Affairs And National Security Hon Carmelo Abela and Minister for Gozo Hon Anton Refalo paid a visit to the Emergency Response Rescue Corps headquarters in Xewkija.

Read more: Visit by Minister For Home Affairs And National Security Hon Carmelo Abela and Minister for Gozo...

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On Saturday, 18 October, the President of Malta, Her Excellency Ms Marie Coleiro Preca, visited the headquarters of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) in Gozo on the occasion of the official inauguration of the 'Lifesaver', a hydro ambulance used in Emergency situations, which was funded by the Community Chest Fund. Lifesaver will further enhance the water rescue capabilities of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) during the Summer months, when the organization executing Lifeguarding services at the Blue Lagoon in Comino and in various other beaches in Gozo.

Read more: The President of Malta, Her Excellency Ms Coleiro Preca visits ERRC HQ

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Recently 4 members of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps PHTLS (Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support) Malta Faculty instructors have attended a three-day intensive in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). The course is designed for combat medical personnel, including medics, corpsmen and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations.

Read more: ERRC will offer Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) in Malta