A-PAD Search and Rescue Training 2019 Begins – Day 1 – January 16th
A-PAD Sri Lanka, in partnership with the Sri Lanka Navy, began their second international training in Search and Rescue, which was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, in conjunction with the People of Japan, and held at the Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS) Headquarters in Gangewadiya, Eluwankulama, Sri Lanka. This was the start of the first batch of two scheduled trainings, with the focus being solely on military personnel, with participants from the Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force.
The training schedule began with international standard, fully fitted equipment packs being handed over to the participants for the duration of the training from A-PAD SL. The International Rescue Instructors Alliance (IRIA) certified trainers, conducted several exercises from swimming basics for swift water rescue, to boat capsize and control exercises, water entry, and many others.
The A-PAD platform continually facilitates for Civil Military Co-operation to help boost the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of all parties, in conjunction with maintaining the international standards, to ensure that qualified members can actively aid and assist in rescue operations.