SKN Rescue Services Commended

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 15, 2019 (ZIZ News): The competencies of the emergency rescue services in St. Kitts and Nevis came in for high praise as the Officer in Charge of the helicopter detachment on board the USNS Comfort Lt. Commander John Rashap commended their skills displayed during 3 days of training aimed at sharpening their skills to respond to disasters in the federation’s waters.

The participants engaged in shipboard firefighting, rescue swimming, and deep water diving.

Lt. Commander Rashap, expressed his confidence in the emergency services in executing their duties at the appropriate time.

He said following the training sessions he believes the agencies are extremely capable of assisting persons in need.

Participants were drawn from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard Unit; St. Kitts-Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS); St. Kitts-Nevis Red Cross Society; Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department; the Emergency Medical Services (Ems), and the United States Navy Ship (USNS) Comfort.

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