Last week, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps rope rescue instructors organised an abseiling session to a group of MCAST students in Gozo. Absieling is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope using specialised equipment.
Abseiling or areal runway sessions, using certifiied equipment, are being organised by E.R.R.C. to the general public frequently. If you want to organise an abseiling session with a group of friends contact E.R.R.C.
The Way of the Cross at T' Ghammar Hill, in front of Ta' Pinu Shrine in Gozo, is a yearly Religious event which attracts a number of Catholics from all the island. The Procession was led by HE Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, started from Ta' Pinu Shrine and ended at the top of T' Ghammar Hill.
This event was covered by E.R.R.C. ambulance service and volunteers.
Last Sunday, a number of Emergency Response and Rescue Corps volunteers joined thousands of scouts and girls guides and other NGO's in the annual parade held in Valletta.
Since this is the International Year of Voluntary Work, in this year's parade, other NGO's could join. The parade marched past President George Abela infront of the Palace.
On 23 April 2011, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps will be orgainsing a Blood Drive at the Gozo General Hospital. It will start at 8:00am till 11:00am.
Although, there are already a number of E.R.R.C. volunteers who will donate blood during this blood drive, it will serve to promote awareness to the public to take part of this noble act. Blood donation is sometimes taken for granted or ignored for silly excuses.
The more blood donors the better. When donating blood you are helping others and even saving lives.
Map Reading and Navigation Seminar on the 16th April 2011. Seminar will start at 8.45am till 5pm.
The Seminar is open free of charge to all Emergency Response and Rescue Corps volunteers and members of ERRC (above 16yrs of age).
People from the public can attend this course against a fee.
Last weekend, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps provided First Aid and Ambulance Service coverage during the fifth edition of Seher il-Punent. Seher il-Punent, a festival of arts, crafts, culture, history and music, is organised yearly by the Gharb Local Council.