Emergency Response and Rescue Corps

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Last Friday, 29 May, a group of students from the Gozo College Boys Secondary School did voluntary service at the Emergency Response Rescue Corps headquarters in Xewkija. During this activity, they washed all ERRC vehicles and cleaned all the area around the premises.

Read more: Students doing voluntary work at ERRC headquarters.

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This April, a team of instructors from the Canadian International Rescue Organisation led by Mr Marcel Schur, conducted a Search and Rescue Course to Emergency Reponses Rescue Corps volunteers as well as three volunteers from the St John Rescue Corps. Founded in 2008, the Canadian International Rescue Organisation is a non-governmental organisation made up of a group of volunteers who respond globally to disasters to provide professional search and rescue services.   

Read more: Search and Rescue Course by the Canadian International Rescue Organization (C.I.R.O.) in Gozo

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...