Members of the Society of Communicators and Networking International (SCAN) in the Ecclesiastical District of Taiwan underwent a training seminar on November 7, 2021, to hone their life-saving skills and thereby qualify as Emergency First Responders (EFR).
It was facilitated by the organization’s leadership, in cooperation with the National Resuscitation Council of Taiwan.
The SCAN members from various local congregations gathered at the function hall of Zhongli Congregation received advanced instruction in life-saving measures primarily proper Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which are vital in helping cardiac arrest victims.
Furthermore, they learned to identify anatomical landmarks relevant to conducting proper CPR and how to adapt to various circumstances in order to save lives. After the lecture and drill, they took a practical test to demonstrate the skills they learned and an online test to know the level of their understanding. They received a certification as EFR afterwards.
“I joined the EFR training seminar for me to know what to do in times of emergencies to save lives,” said Joan Renojo, newly certified EFR from Luzhu Congregation.
“Such training gave me additional knowledge on how to treat people correctly in times of emergencies,” said Mark Garcia from Luzhu Congregation. “I will apply to myself all the things that I have learned from this seminar. I will also share this with my friends, loved ones, and fellow brethren who were in an emergency situation.”
“I feel nervous at first, but in the middle of the course, I feel better learning so many things to help people save their lives,” said Robert Bautista of Luzhu Congregation, also newly certified EFR. “This training helped me to gain not only knowledge but also skills in saving lives with people in times of emergencies. I am proud to be a certified responder.” ― With reports from INC News Section