Our Village was recently blessed with a team from the Hillsboro Fire Department called Training Without Borders! It was one of the most unique teams we've had at our Village. Their goal was to train our students to stabilize, rescue and bring to safety, people who find themselves in crisis situations.
Open Arms Village is located by the Kipkaren River. While this a beautiful location and can be a great place to relax or fish, it can also be treacherous if you aren't paying attention to your surroundings or footing.
In just two weeks, the Training Without Borders Team, trained a group of twelve students on rope and water rescue and industrial/auto extrication. They started learning with theory classes and then continued their learning through mock rescues. They practiced at a well, by the river, and at the waterfalls. The entire week was filled with enriching hands-on experiences. At the end of the training, all students received certificates for their hard work and success.
This type of training is vital to our entire community, since this area is prone to various kinds of accidents and incidents. Thanks to Training Without Borders, we now have a team of twelve students with rescue skills who will be able to help those in our Village and surrounding community who find themselves in crisis situations requiring rescue and immediate help.