Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Emergency Medical Technician

Island Emergency Services donate first-aid kits to first responders agencies in San Pedro

Island Emergency Services (IES) management has donated valuable first-aid kits to other responder agencies in San Pedro Town. The island-based ambulance company indicated that this is one of the many ways to collaborate with their island counterparts and help distribute essential equipment that can enhance the safety of islanders.

Island Emergency Services celebrates first anniversary

From the moment islander Abner Bacab became a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), he grew a project that later became Island Emergency Services (IES). The company, equipped with an ambulance, responds to medical emergencies on the island. On Sunday, April 10th, Bacab and his team celebrated their first anniversary in service with a health and family fair at the Boca del Rio beach park to commemorate this achievement.

Nine islanders complete Medical First Responder program

Nine islanders received their certificates on Friday, December 17th, after completing Medical First Responder training. A ceremony with dynamic presenters and specially invited guests was held at the Fido’s Courtyard. The three-week training was organized by Island Emergency Services (IES), aiming to prepare the newly trained first responders to assist medical personnel in an emergency. 

Island youth undergo medical first responder training

For the past two weeks, a handful of young islanders, including junior college students, have been engaged in a Medical First Responder (MFR) training facilitated at no charge by Island Emergency Services (IES). The training is to prepare the participants how to assist medical personnel in an emergency. The participants will also be able to assist patients before medical personnel can reach for further help.

Abner Bacab and team complete introductory Search and Rescue training

Islander and San Pedro’s only certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Abner Bacab, is on a mission to continue providing the island with emergency services. After opening his company, Island Emergency Services (IES), which is equipped with an ambulance, Bacab recently took his team to the mainland, where they attended a four-day introduction training on search and rescue. The exercise involved dealing with water emergencies, basic first aid, hauling system, responding in a jungle environment, assessing patients and casualty evacuation, and patient packaging.

Fabrigas clarifies oxygen situation with Island Emergency Services

On Thursday, October 21st, Fabrigas Belize Limited issued a press release indicating there was no longer a shortage of oxygen in San Pedro Town. The company later explained that there was an issue on the island with a customer who was re-selling oxygen without proper authorization. The customer is Abner Bacab an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who operates Island Emergency Services. At times Bacab would tend to emergencies and provide patients with oxygen and at the end of the service, a fee is charged. Fabrigas has stopped selling oxygen to Bacab in large quantities because according to them, he is not a dealer or a doctor authorized to provide such interventions.

Abner Bacab certified as an Emergency Medical Technician

Island resident Abner Bacab continues to raise the bar of his dedication and service to San Pedro Town and recently became a  certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). For the past months, he’s been enrolled in a course facilitated by the Belize Emergency Response Team. Bacab participated in the practical portion of the training at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City, the primary referral medical institution.

Rehabilitation is possible: Jason Reyes makes major strides at Central Prison

San Pedro resident Jason Reyes has made major rehabilitation strides at the Kolbe Foundation Belize Central Prison.