FAST Sri Lanka

FAST are delighted to announce our training partnership with Sri Lanka is now active.  Visit the Fast Sri Lanka page here. >

The relationship between FAST and Sri Lanka began in January 2005 after the tsunami.

I was asked by The Johanniter, a German humanitarian aid organisation to develop a Train the Trainer and First Aid Trainer program. This program lasted for two years.  During that time throughout Sri Lanka over one hundred Sri Lankans attained a high standard of both First Aid and Trainer skills.  Several First Aid Trainers received enhanced skills as Medical Technicians from the FAST team.  Many of whom are now employed overseas as EMTs. One of the EMTs has now has his own ambulance service.

A number of the Sri Lankan Trainers have combined to form a First Aid Training organisation with FAST (UK) as the parent body. Jenny Lamming, midwife/paediatric FAST trainer and myself recently updated and re qualified the trainers. FAST also fully equipped the Sri Lankan FAST team ensuring the team have sufficient training aids to satisfy their needs. FAST (UK) fully endorse the quality and high standard of all the Sri Lankan trainers and will continue to support and mentor them to continue their high quality of training.

Liz Staveley-Churton First Aid Services and Training (FAST UK)