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A section of Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) staff underwent a three-day first aid and fire marshal training within the Institute’s premises.
During the training that took place from February 17 to 19, 2015, participants got detailed and practical lessons on incident management in case of an accident. This included opening the airways of casualties and ensuring that they are breathing and conducting Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Trainees also learnt about different accidents and injuries such as burns and scalds; wounds and bleeding; poisoning; bites and stings and musculoskeletal injuries as well as how to effectively manage them. Each lesson was accompanied by a practical session where trainees applied the acquired knowledge.
The second phase involved learning fire safety techniques and how to manage fire accidents. The trainees got to know about the four essential components of fire – Fuel, heat, oxygen and chemical reaction. They also learnt about the types of fires and the suitable extinguishers to manage each of them. The training also emphasized the need for employees to know their organizations’ Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and safety measures. These would give guidelines on what to do in case of a fire outbreak. The session ended with a demonstration of how to put off a fire, including the right way to use an extinguisher.
The training was conducted by Emergency Response Trainers.