USAG Okinawa Fire Department holds First Responder Training
The U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa Fire Department held First Responder Emergency Medical Training this week on Torii Station to improve basic first aid and first responder capabilities. Firefighters attended from all sister services and were joined by Okinawan firefighters from the Nirai Fire Department as well as the Uruma City Fire Department. 30 students attended the training consisting of in-class room lectures as well as hands-on, role-playing scenarios to practice their first aid and first responder skills.
“This course reinforces and refreshes our ability to provide the basic skills that help to ensure our success in treating some of the medical emergencies we expect to provide to our community,” said U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa Fire Chief, Charles Butler. “The training also improves and synchronizes our ability to work in a joint environment with first responders from our sister-services and local community.”