It is well known that park rangers in developing countries have little or no access to adequate training. Despite this knowledge, we were still quite shocked to find out many rangers in Kenya have never received First Aid training- even though they are in one of the most high-risk jobs in the world.
With over 1000 rangers having lost their lives in the line of duty in the last decade, the critical life skills of First Aid are invaluable.
At Walk With Rangers, we made a commitment to change this. Considering the challenges of language barriers, and access to proper First Aid materials- we partnered with a local medic to develop a simple yet effective module that will ensure rangers easily execute their First Aid training when necessary.
Our training program covers key elements required in a medical emergency- from scene management to practical First Aid.
We have so far trained over 200 rangers from 6 different conservancies, 3 organisations and the Kenya Wildlife Service government parastatal as well with the help of our volunteer medic team.