As part of its Ministerial responsibility of organizing public enlightenment on safety issues, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with its Technical Partner, Omarlink Integrated Services has commenced a quarterly catch-them-young Advocacy in Government owned Primary and Secondary Schools to educate the Students on Fire Prevention Safety Guides, First Aid Training on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, (CPR) and Flood safety guides.
The programme, which has highlighted Twenty-Four Schools in District 1and District 6 for the first quarter, kicked off today, Wednesday, 9th February, 2022 at the Assembly Ground of Ilupeju Junior Secondary School, 1, Esther Oshiyemi Street, Ilupeju.
Consequent upon the arrival of the Agency’s Officials at the School, a 14 year old JSS 3 male student, Abdul-Lateef Omolaja was met being rushed to the sick bay after having fainted in his class. Immediately, the Paramedics Team swung into action by administering first aid treatment and he was resuscitated.
Thereafter, the Fire Team took the students on fire prevention tips and concluded by displaying how to use the fire extinguishers to the students. In the same vein, the Paramedics educated them on how to administer first aid to victims of emergency/disaster especially how to carry out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
In conclusion, having received feedback from the students, the Team attended to all the questions that were raised and re-emphasized on the need to call the Emergency Toll-Free line, 112 or 767 if faced with any threatening issues.