A seven-member delegation of Emergency Medical Technicians left for the United States on Thursday to participate in the World Emergency Services Expo in New Orleans Louisiana.
According to the head of the unit, Shawn Greenidge, the October 1st to 8th Expo is the trendsetter for Emergency Medical Technicians where education, training and execution of duties are concerned.
EMS Practitioners from across the globe will also be in attendance to share ideas in improving pre-hospital care.
Some of the technicians taking part in the expo which kick off tomorrow said that they are eager to represent Antigua and Barbuda to the best of their ability and to return with knowledge that will boost the level of service offered to residents and visitors alike.
Included in the batch was Shift Supervisor, Jamon Roberts, who promised to bring back something new for the Antiguan public.
“look forward to bringing back something new for the country, new techniques and any little thing that I can use to help the visitors and locals alike”, he said.
Janel Joseph, who is also a shift supervisor at the Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Services said that she is certain that the Expo will take her career to the next level.
“I am certain that it will give me new ideas and teach me new skills and so on that I could help with saving other lives,” she said.
Others making the trip are Iesha Russel who recently made headlines with her lifesaving procedures on a toddler, Brandon Browne as well as Vermalie Brodie who was already in the USA.
The contingent will return on October 9th.