Volunteers learn about fire-fighting at Church of Divine Mercy. Photo: CHURCH OF DIVINE MERCY
The Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness received an added boost when volunteers at two parishes stepped up to learn life-saving skills which could be used in emergencies in church and even in their homes.
At the Church of Divine Mercy on Nov 17, 32 members of the Parish Emergency Response Team (PERT) took part in a Singapore Civil Defence Force Tier 2 Community Emergency Preparedness Programme (CEPP).
This focused on practical training in first aid, CPR-AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-Automated External Defibrillator) and fire-fighting.
At the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour on Nov 16, nearly 400 volunteers signed up to be part of the PERT. The first 40 volunteers were scheduled to attend their CEPP training on Dec 1 with the SCDF.
Volunteers signing up to be part of the Parish Emergency Response Team at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church. Photo: RICHARD LIM