In countries where students belong to different organisations (police services, medical services, etc.), the training fostered interoperability. This is crucial in the event of a mass casualty event as enhanced interoperability leads to increased coordination, thereby resulting in a more effective intervention.
The ‘can do’ attitude of the Siren trainers was instrumental in ensuring the continuation of the course in a bespoke format when there was an outbreak of Covid-19 cases among the students in Maldives, which delayed the start of the training. The trainers reconfigured the course content and redesigned the delivery package in a manner that achieved the maximum outcomes in the timeframe available.
In Indonesia, with the strong knowledge and ability present in class, the training team re-designed the course content to incorporate a ‘learning while teaching’ approach consisting of a blend of teaching techniques supplemented with first aid instruction to reinforce learning and provide examples of best practice. This by far was the most effective means for building confidence and expanding trainee knowledge. Major multi-casual scenarios run by the trainers received extremely positive feedback from trainees. Siren’s ability to tailor training delivery to the different cohort’s needs and effectively engagingly use these methods was a critical component of changing the perspective of trainees regarding the means and methods for delivering training.