Firefighters in Perú are all volunteers. By day, they're teachers, accountants, architects - but when on the job of a firefighter, they are all called to accidents that require them to save lives. The problem? There is no standardized system for training volunteer firefighters in southern Perú in pre-hospital emergency response. That's why we started our Emergency Response Together project. We now have a team of mater trainers whoa re training other firefighters in the knowledge and skills they need to save lives.
One of the trainers, a nurse by the name of Dany, has taken her role as a master trainer to a whole new level. Dany is so motivated to help people learn about first aid and emergency first response that she has been volunteering to train people around the Arequipa area. HBI provides all the equipment and helps to pay for her transportation and room/board, and Dany (along with a group of her colleagues from the firefighter brigade) are training hundreds of local police officers, ambulance drivers and first responders in rural and underserved areas of southern Perú.
Dany is a real servant. HBI is so thankful to have the opportunity to work with people like Dany and all the trainers who tirelessly dedicate themselves to advance pre-hospital emergency response for all citizens in Perú . . . and save lives.
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