ASIRT Kenya

ASIRT Kenya

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FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING ASIRT Kenya offers first responder training to Matatu (public service vehicle) drivers, traffic police and Matatu cooperatives (Saccos). The goal of carrying out this training was to equip the matatu Public Service Vehicles (PSV) drivers and traffic police, with the knowledge and the skills to prevent road crashes and the ability to deal with the casualties in case they witness an incident. The training also aimed at enhancing the interagency approach in case of dealing with road traffic crashes. In many incidents the PSV drivers are the first on the scene of many road crashes on, thus making them a possible first resource when it comes to response and assistance to the victims. Many road traffic victims have suffered permanent disability in the hands of untrained responders. To reduce these unfortunate cases of victims being mishandled there is need to train majority of the road users especially the PSV operators and the police who end up dealing with over 70% of cases. In a country that has no organized emergency services, training matatu drivers and communities along highways may lessen the incidence of, hasten the response to, and reduce the morbidity and mortality from road injuries. These trainings have been done in partnership with the Emergency Nurses Association of Kenya
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FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING

ASIRT Kenya offers first responder training to Matatu (public service vehicle) drivers, traffic police and Matatu cooperatives (Saccos). The goal of carrying out this training was to equip the matatu Public Service Vehicles (PSV) drivers and traffic police, with the knowledge and the skills to prevent road crashes and the ability to deal with the casualties in case they witness an incident. The training also aimed at enhancing the interagency approach in case of dealing with road traffic crashes. In many incidents the PSV drivers are the first on the scene of many road crashes on, thus making them a possible first resource when it comes to response and assistance to the victims. Many road traffic victims have suffered permanent disability in the hands of untrained responders. To reduce these unfortunate cases of victims being mishandled there is need to train majority of the road users especially the PSV operators and the police who end up dealing with over 70% of cases. In a country that has no organized emergency services, training matatu drivers and communities along highways may lessen the incidence of, hasten the response to, and reduce the morbidity and mortality from road injuries. These trainings have been done in partnership with the Emergency Nurses Association of Kenya

FISRT RESPONDER TRAINING

This is a feedback session after a three month\'s training of both Traffic police and public service vehicle drivers (matatu). It shows the impact of the training in empowering public service drivers to be responsible and contribute to road safety

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Contact

ASIRT Kenya

Bright Oywaya
Executive Director
NAIROBI 00606
P.O BOX 151-00606
Jasmine Centre, Pio Gama Pinto road
Kenya
Phone:+254 722842922
www.asirtk.org

Country

Kenya

We have projects in

Kenya

Type of road safety activities

Advocacy
Education
Scientific Research
Victim Support

Our mission

ASIRT Kenya is a nonprofit organization that promotes road safety through awareness, education and advocacy. Our mission is to reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from road crashes.

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