REINSTATEMENT OF NECSA EMERGENCY SERVICES TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
05 December 2022
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) announces reinstatement of the emergency services to the surrounding communities. Necsa suspended ambulance and firefighting services to the surrounding communities to focus Necsa needs in October 2021. The decision was reviewed and Necsa will provide ambulance services as well as medical emergencies. These also include rescue services for extrication, as well as vehicle fires.
The Necsa Emergency Services has a track record of providing this essential services to the community for the past 15 years and the team is upbeat about their reinstatement. Head of Emergency Services Mr Charles de Bruyn said, “This is an opportune moment for us at the Emergency services, where we get to save lives and build relationships with the community.”
Necsa Emergency Services personnel are professionally qualified Firefighters as well as Intermediate Life Support (ILS) qualified Medics. This is an independent practice, registered by Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Necsa also supports Madibeng Emergency Services when needed to deal veld and structural fires.
Culmination of their expertise, the Necsa Emergency Services, extends their efforts by recruiting and training interns, through the Necsa Learning Academy (NLA). As part of the training, the team has arranged with a tow truck company to have a mock-up of an accident scenario. This is an ideal scenario to equip Interns with the skill of performing vehicle extrication. Usually interns come with their qualifications but without any work experience. The training will ensure that the interns are not only knowledgeable but practical when it comes to saving lives.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr Nikelwa Tengimfene
Senior Manager: Corporate Communication & Stakeholder Relations
Group South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa)
Tel:012 305 4454