On October 8, the United States Embassy in Freetown will welcome 50 Marines and Sailors from the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Europe (FASTEUR) for a series of trainings and exercises in Freetown.
FAST Marines and Sailors will be working in close cooperation with the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and Sierra Leone Police (SLP) on medical first responder and humanitarian aid procedures. Marines will help train RSLAF and SLP personnel in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) procedures on October 10 at the Peace Mission Training Center, after the Hastings toll gate. This training is for non-medical personnel to become familiar with trauma care in combat situations, with the goal of reducing casualties in the crucial interval between trauma and arrival of medical personnel, helping to save the lives of those injured in combat. The training will also help RSLAF and SLP better prepare for crises and emergencies.
Following the TCCC training, FAST Marines and Sailors will work with Embassy support personnel, particularly the U.S. Embassy’s security team, to enhance its capabilities and preparedness.
Members of the press are invited to observe and photograph the training on October 10.
RSVP: Please express your interest to attend through email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/SMS/WhatsApp message to 099-905-085, by 12:00 October 9. State your interest to attend, followed by your name and media house.
John Terry • Information (Media) Assistant • United States Mission in Sierra Leone
Southridge – Hill Station, Freetown, Sierra Leone | +232 (0)99 905 085 |TerryJA@state.gov