Connecting first responders in our communities with first responders in under-resourced communities around the world.
We are currently in the midst of planning more trips to Haiti and other partner locations.
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On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck with 7.0 earthquake. Over 300,000 people were killed and another one million were displaced. During the crisis response to help, police officers from the Northwest were asked to help the Haitian National Police and Fire (PNH). Responder Life sent three teams of police officers and firefighters to help.
The reality is that Haitian police officers/firefighters receive little to no training beyond the academy. They are paid only $300.00 a month and work in very difficult circumstances with little support.
The Commissioner asked if them if we would return to conduct training seminars for his officers.
Since 2010 there have been 21 weeklong training seminars in Carrefour and Jacmel, attended by approximately 525 officers and command staff. 45 officers representing 23 different agencies have joined in this effort.
Responder Life adopted this effort in 2012. It has become one of our core services offered to first responders.
Interested in learning more about Responders without Borders? Contact Tom McGranahan, our Mission Coordinator.
"911, What's Your Emergency?"
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