Our team assisting with delivering EMR training recently in Khonkaen. Training volunteers in essential lifesaving skills.
In partnership with
Currently, we deliver EMR training for new volunteers and run award-winning water rescue and safety training. Over the past 10 years, we have delivered this training to hundreds of school children, the Royal Thai Border Police, and other organisations. A number of our volunteers were actively engaged in the cave rescue mission as part of our commitment and involvement with Thailand's DMAT response. Other tasks we have responded to include flood relief efforts nationwide.
As part of our development plans for 2024 onwards, we will be developing our 1669 (Medical Emergency Line) response service.
What we do
Our mission statement
We have a clearly defined mission statement, which is:
'Setting the standards of appropriate pre-hospital care to which others will aspire to achieve'
We will strive to achieve this through establishing new training processes to build and develop the skills of our volunteers.
Pull over for the ambulance
There is a clear reluctance by drivers in Thailand to pull over and let an ambulance pass. There are numerous reasons for this, however, this site is not the forum for that discussion. We will however highlight the importance of allowing an ambulance to pass. This is required within Section 79 of the Land Traffic Act and failure to do so can carry quite severe penalties.
Section 79 of the Land Traffic Act states the following on how the public must conduct themselves upon seeing an ambulance:
– Pedestrians must stop and move close to the edge of the road or walk to the nearest safe zone or the road shoulder;
– Drivers must stop or park their vehicle on the left edge of the road. If there is a bus lane on the far left, you must stop or park the car next to the bus lane. However they must not stop or park their vehicle at an intersection;
– Drivers or animal caretakers must control the animal and stop beside the road but not stop at the intersection. They must control the animal as soon as practically possible and take appropriate precautions as the case may be.
This advert, which was produced for the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand drives home the message - give way to the ambulance!
As a registered Foundation (this is the same as an NGO) we are predominately reliant on self-led fundraising and generation of income via community safety training (water safety etc) that we run.
This provides us with a limited funding stream that supports us in our day-to-day work, to develop however we are looking at innovative ways in which we can seek financial and practical aid from both within Thailand and from overseas too. This could be via sponsorship, grants or grants from companies via their partnership/community project programs.
If you would like to discuss this with us, please drop us an email.
Training Certification warning:
There are certificates being issued by a company claiming to be an American Heart Association registered training provider in Bangkok.
These certificates are invalid and the certificates are invalid.
If you are planning to undertake an AHA BLS course, check the AHA website to ensure the company offering you training is registered & therefore entitled to run the course. Simply having an instructor with an AHA registration number is not sufficient to run the course.
Please be careful when spending your hard earned Baht on a course. Check that the course, the company, the venue & the trainer are all registered.