The third batch of trainees from the Bureau of Public Safety’s Division of Fire and Rescue and Bureau of Maritime Security and Fish & Wildlife’s Division of Marine Law Enforcement had been awarded in a ceremony after they completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course on August 15.

Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold B. Oilouch, in his speech, thanked the families and friends of the EMT graduates who took the time to participate in the Ceremony.

Minister Oilouch also conveyed his appreciation and deep gratitude to the instructor Mr. Edward “Chico” Caballero for his leadership and guidance throughout the duration of the course.

The Ministry of Justice also expressed its appreciation to the Kapi’olani Community College in Hawaii for their assistance in allowing Instructor Caballero to come to Palau and teach the EMT course and also for hosting two Division of Fire Personnel last spring in an apprentice training program in readying them to be EMT instructors in Palau.

Caballero went all the way to Palau just to teach the EMT Course during the summer. He also secured donations such as two fully loaded ambulances, $15,000 worth of medical mannequins, cervical collars and other training aids to Palau. (PR)