U.S. Military Provides First Aid and Youth Resiliency Workshop

PARAMARIBO – The U.S. Army Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) of the Military Liaison Office at the U.S. Embassy in Suriname has provided training to 8 Suriname Nationaal Leger Medics. The training focused on resiliency, patient assessments, and first aid. This program was a “train-the-trainer course” meant to give Surinamese military medics skills that they can teach to youth in the community in order to increase their preparedness when responding to emergency situations.

The CMSE will host a Youth Resiliency Workshop during which Surinamese military medics will train the youth of Latour to properly react to emergencies, minimize risk of illness, and increase overall health. This training will provide high school students with the knowledge to provide a basic level of care during an emergency, while ensuring they do not cause further harm to the injured person. The increased knowledge will allow the students to effectively convey information to first responders which will, in turn, better enable the first responders to provide assistance when they arrive on scene.

The Youth Resiliency Workshop will take place at the Stichting Stibula Community Center from Tuesday, 30 October 2018, until Wednesday, 01 November 2018, from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00.p.m. each day. A ceremony to mark the completion of the program will take place at 10:30 a.m. on 01 November.  Media are invited to witness the training and attend the ceremony.

Captain Derek Perez, CMSE Team Commander, is available to provide additional assistance and information. His contact information is: civilaffairsteamsur@gmail.com.