In order to ensure sustainable human resource development in the long neglected
and essential field of emergency and disaster management, Emergency Services Academy
has been established in the vacant Government premises and the construction of a
purpose built campus is underway.
The enormous shortage of the trained Emergency Staff was putting the lives and properties
of the citizens at risk and no trained emergency paramedics were available even
in emergency departments of teaching hospitals. Therefore, the Academy has been
established to impart quality training to the staff of long neglected but essential
emergency services like emergency ambulance, rescue-fire services and emergency
paramedics for hospitals. The Academy is also imparting training of emergency and
disaster management to its official who will subsequently train personnel of non-government
and private organizations.
Emergency management training is being imparted here through variety of incident
scenarios which have been simulated for hands on training for the personnel of Emergency
Services. Fires, buildings collapse, hazardous material incidents and emergencies
involving mass causalities are created routinely whilst strictest standards of safety
are maintained at all levels. Training material developed by Punjab Emergency Service
(Rescue 1122) supports the practical training.
The Academy is also in process of getting international accreditation to ensure
the quality of training. As a result of bilateral collaboration between PES and
emergency services of United Kingdom, Emergency officers have been trained in UK
to train the Emergency staff of the Service.
This Emergency Services Academy with Training Manikins lab, Rescue Simulation Building,
Hazmat Incident Training, Urban Search and Rescue Simulator, equipment and training
for Disaster management is the first training institute of its kind in Pakistan
and can potentially train human resource in the field of Emergency & Disaster
Management not only for the country but for the region.