RBDF personnel complete COVID-19 training

RBDF personnel complete COVID-19 training
Marine Seaman Brenden Archer, Leading Seaman Stephan Cleare, Petty Officer Mary Edgecombe and Marine Seaman Stephen Nesbitt, along with a Samaritan’s Purse instructor, following the conclusion of the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control Training course on November 10, 2020 (PHOTO: RBDF'S MILITARY AIDE TO CIVILIAN AUTHORITY)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Military Aid to Civilian Authority recently completed a four-day COVID-19 training at Princess Margaret Hospital.

The training represents Commodore Raymond King’s strategic intent to enhance responsiveness to the security environment nationally and regionally, according to a statement.

A total of 12 RBDF marines completed the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control Training course offered by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-governmental organization. During the training, efforts were focused on preventative measures against the novel coronavirus and how to deal with individuals who display symptoms of the virus. Participants also practiced the proper way to adorn and discard personal protective equipment.

The training was hosted by a team of doctors and nurses from Samaritan’s Purse, and focused on health protocols to limit infection and enhance the prevention and control of the virus. Participants were presented with certificates on completion of the training.

Lieutenant Commander Andrew Bowe, commanding officer of Military Aid to Civilian Authority, congratulated the team for their efforts on behalf of King and commended them as they continue to serve their country.