National First Aid Competitions, 2018

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The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in partnership with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) held its annual National First Aid Competitions (NFAC) on the 7th September 2018 at the KRCS training school grounds in Nairobi.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in partnership with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) held its annual National First Aid Competitions (NFAC) on the 7th September 2018 at the KRCS training school grounds in Nairobi.

The 2018 First aid competition was held under the theme “First Response to Road Crashes” as part of an annual celebration held 8th of September. The competition saw participation from across the country compete in various categories. Speaking during the opening Ceremony, E-Plus Managing Director, Susan Ng’onga said that the competition was an opportunity for the KRCS to showcase its capacity and share information on the importance of gaining skills in first aid and lifesaving.

“The Kenya Red Cross Society training school has continued to enhance first response capacity among corporates, KRCS branches, organizations and even within its own staff. This is a mandate that we are proud and committed to.” Ngonga said.  She further urged the participants to focus on sharpening their skills during such events.

The competition was divided into six categories namely: Junior Primary, Junior Secondary, University/College Chapter, Corporates, Red Cross Action Team (RCAT) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Category.

Under the RCAT category, coastal region team emerged the winner with 74 points. In the corporates category, Voyager Beach Resort emerged the winners with 78 points, while in the junior primary category, Nairobi South Primary emerged the winners with 65 points.

The junior secondary category was won by PCEA Girls, Laikipia and University chapter by the Technical University of Mombasa. Flavia Bosire emerged the best first aider in the university chapter, while Patience Nyawira from PCEA Girls emerged best in the junior secondary category.

In the junior primary category, Ashley Wambui from St. Theresa emerged the best first aider. Best first aider in the corporates category went to Wilson Omollo from OR Power4INC, in the RCAT category Edwin Kagiri from Laikipia won and finally Hussein Ali of E-plus emerged the best first aider in the EMT category.

The Kenya Red Cross Society, Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Asha Mohammed who was present during the event commended all the participants for their efforts and commitment throughout the competitions which shetermed as a great success.

Francis Meja, Director General National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) was also present during the competition. “I reaffirm our commitment towards supporting initiatives such as first aid training and urge all other organizations to consider integrating the training in their areas of operations,” First Aid is an essential skill as it is critical to saving lives during emergencies such as road accidents,” Francis Meja said.