This post is first in a series of many that will include photos and rescue tips from our first EMR training conducted in Lashio, Myanmar, Dec 27, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016, to a group of over 50 eager volunteers, along with our new team members. We are in the process of establishing Myanmar Free Ambulance in the upper regions of Myanmar, and this was our first emergency response training for locals, conducted by an expert team of professionals from the United States. Doctor Michael Duehrssen was our lead instructor, along with Brock Mayer (Paramedic) and a number of EMTs and first responders. The team was wonderful, and we are looking forward to partnering with them in providing more advanced training to our local Myanmar staff and volunteers in the coming years.
In this series we will try to highlight the best shots, and point out a number of good tips along the way as well. We will also be posting photos from our first search and recovery dive training for our local team soon as well. So for now, here are a few photos from the opening moments of Crossfire’s EMR training. Enjoy!
Doctor Micheal Duehrssen himself, explaining side effects to certain medications. We are indebted to him much for this training, as he has been our lead instructor, and also donated thousands of dollars worth of medical equipment to help on our rural ambulances in Myanmar. We would also like to thank the sponsors that donated the equipment as well.
EMTs Kris and Kory, explaining wound care in depth.
Brock Mayer came along with Doctor D to assist in teaching, and he left a very favouble impression and a wealth of knowledge to us. Thanks you for taking your time to help us!
Kyaw Htet Oo translating for Kris, one of the EMTs who came along to help instruct our team. Thanks to both of them!
Our wonderful photographer and good friend Warat Kasitanon came all the way from Chiang Mai, Thailand, to film and photograph the event, and gain some knowledge for himself too. A huge thanks to him!
CRI’s Relief Services Director for Myanmar made opening remarks and announcements, and did a large amount of the translation and running around. Our grateful thanks to him. Without him this training would never have been possible.