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A-PAD SAR Team Undertake Refresher Training at Mount Lavinia Beach

A-PAD SAR Team Undertake Refresher Training at Mount Lavinia Beach

Oct 19, 2021

The A-PAD Sri Lanka Search and Rescue (SAR) Team underwent a special refresher training at Mount Lavinia Beach today (19th October 2021). The group explored a variety of drills including Inflatable Boat Rescue (IRB) techniques. The event was coordinated in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, A-PAD Management Office Japan, Sri Lanka Life Saving and News First Media.

The A-PAD SAR Team was newly recognized nationally by the Ministry of Defence and the State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management at the A-PAD International Symposium in August 2021.

To access training highlights, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsjGLWuMCPU

Mr. Firzan Hashim, Country Director, A-PAD SL briefs the A-PAD SAR Team prior to the training
Mr. Asanka Nanayakkara, President, Sri Lanka Life Saving shares insights with the team
Inflatable Boat Rescue (IBR) training activity commences

Inflatable Boat Rescue (IRB) activity underway

The team revisit rescue knot techniques