Working together for a safer SA

 Laddsworth: 20 June 2014

Brian Jones, CEO of SA CAN Community Action Network and Debbie Preston, a partner in Knight Security Solutions shared some insight to ways of working together for a safer South Africa with Laddsworth Primary School staff. Recognising the vital support role which teachers play in ensuring children are as safe as possible in any emergency situation, SA CAN listed all Laddsworth staff as subscribers at no cost to themselves. The next SA CAN public presentation will take place at Grace College in Hilton.

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Understanding Medical Response

Village Talk: 07 May 2014

In the world of medical response, we face a very dire situation, especially in KZN. The public are generally unaware that we have skills shortage crisis on our hands. This is in part because KZN is unregulated and anybody can open up an ambulance service and it does not have to encompass the full skill set.

There are 3 defined ranks; the first, basic life support (BLS) is a 4-week course. A 1000 practicing hours are required before you can then move on to intermediate life support (ILS) which is 14 weeks. Again, 1000 practicing hours is mandatory before you start doing advanced life support (ALS), which is a four degree Bachelor of Healthcare Science.

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ER24 from left to right: Emma Boreham (ALS), JP Joubert (ILS) and Yenzi Oliphant (BLS).

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Together SA CAN & Knight Security Solutions

 Village Talk: 04 May 2014

Together SA CAN is excited to announce that Knight Security Solutions (KSS) is the company that has brought us into the Howick community and surrounding Midlands areas. SA CAN offers support to KSS in terms of technology, sms, mms, eAlerts, family matters, community crime prevention, medical operations, ambulance services (ER24 and numerous other local services), emergency flight operations, support to wildlife, SPCA, crisis care and roadside assistance, just to name a few. Furthermore, SA CAN offers a network that binds all South Africans into a common cause, primarily to support one another and the SAPS.

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