20 Oct. 2021
AMMAN: Jordan’s Public Security Directorate (PSD) this week marked an important milestone in its journey to provide life-saving critical incident response services to the country’s residents, celebrating the graduation of 13 emergency medical trainers.
The group of trainers, which comprised both men and women officers, was given specialised instruction on how to equip their colleagues with the medial skills needed to participate in tactical missions where there is a risk of injury to both civilians and security forces.
Once up-skilled by the newly qualified trainers, operational officers will be at ease deploying techniques that security forces worldwide use to sustain life before medical professionals are able to safely treat victims on-site. These techniques are used to treat issues like catastrophic bleeding, burns, blunt force trauma, fractures, as well as injuries from IEDs, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.
“At the beginning of the course I was hesitant that I wouldn’t be able to apply the skills on the ground and would just have theoretical knowledge. However … I can now say I am confident enough to help and conduct more than basic medical support on- or off-duty,” one of the participants said.