First responders undergo training on medical procedures/search & rescue

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The Ministry of Police and Prisons Maritime Division and the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services worked with HMNZS Taupo crew from New Zealand Navy (New Zealand Defence Force), and the officers were presented with certificates for some of the crew’s training and gear donated by the New Zealand HMNZS Taupo.
A statement released says that the team provided training on medical procedures, boarding techniques, and search & rescue training in the past few weeks.
“Our officers were able to be trained and assessed on some practical scenarios deemed applicable for them to respond to. “To conclude their weeks of training, Maritime Wing members had the chance to be trained on boatmanship and boarding training.
“As a token of appreciation, Deputy Commissioner Lafaitele Herbert Aati presented a traditional ava bowl to show gratitude. “We thank HMNZS Taupo Commander Lieutenant Samara Mankelow and her amazing crew for the great opportunity.
“SPPCS Commissioner and Management also had the privilege to host the Chief of Navy of New Zealand Rear Admiral David Proctor at Headquarters.
“Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo extended some traditional souvenirs and an SPPCS plaque as a token of gratitude for allowing this network to occur.
The HMNZS Taupo is known to be a Lake-class inshore patrol vessel of our Royal New Zealand Navy.”