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IDDRR – International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – 13 October 2023

The District Municipality Disaster Centre hosted a “Fighting inequality for a resilient future” on Friday, 13 October 2023. The event was open to all high school learners and the public in the Moorreesburg area.

The provincial rescue services demonstrated to the attendees how a vehicle is dismantled in the context of persons trapped. The fire department set the car alight after the rescue demonstration were done and they displayed their skills on how to handle and extinguish vehicle fires. The department of fisheries had a display on shoreline creatures and the law related to fishing and collection of shellfish and any information that were asked regarding their line of work. The College of Emergency Care (CEC) displayed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) manikins and an airway manikin that were ventilated and furthermore displayed the CEC training ambulance with all advanced equipment. All questions that came from the children were answered.

Fisantekraal High School Career Day – 9 September 2023

At the Fisantekraal High School Career Day the team was met with great enthusiasm and excitement, from both learners and staff alike. The friendliness and keenness to interact with the team was inspiring. From being able to demonstrate anatomical locations of the trachea and esophagus, tips on basic first aid, to answering questions on end-of-life care, learners were eager and invested to learn as much as they could, with there never being a moment of silence. Learners loved interacted with the manikin, watching it breathe and played with various tools we use daily. From the questions, it was clear that the learners had real-life experiences to which our information would prove beneficial in the future. We felt privileged to have been part of this event and hopefully inspiring a few learners to consider becoming prehospital emergency care practitioners in the future.

Ambulance Launch – 25 August 2023

The Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care (WCG CEC) is the first provincial higher education institution in South Africa to launch a customised Work Integrated Learning (WIL) ambulance.

This unique ambulance allows students to integrate their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in an authentic learning environment to prepare them for professional practice.

Furthermore, the ambulance will be utilized for continuous development and educational training by HRD, Emergency First Aid Responder training (EFAR), and community outreach programmes.