At the Kenyan coast, bordering Indian Ocean is the Coast Region with more than 4,000 volunteer members consisting of six doctors, 18 nurses, over 1500 adult ﬁrst res-ponders, while the rest are cadets and badgers in school.
The region’s main oﬃce block is undergoing face-lift that will see the facility raised to two more storeys to accommodate extra training rooms and youth resource centers.
With its vastly skilled personnel, the region has been beneﬁcial in sharing the expertise in building the emergency healthcare capacity of the county governments in the area. Many workers, security oﬃcers and residents have also acquired helpful ﬁrst aid and emergency medical skills from the training services offered.
Besides ﬁrst aid training and competition for its members, the region also organizes competitions to enhance and test the skills of police oﬃcers in giving ﬁrst aid at crime and accident scenes each year.
Other key activities they were involved in 2015 include airport drill at the Mombasa International Airport which tested the readiness in dealing with terrorists.
The regional branch also acts as one of the exclusive safety partner during annual Marter Heart Run which raises funds to support cardiac treatments.