RAWALPINDI: Emergency Service organized an awareness event at Central Rescue Station Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi followed by a walk from Central Rescue Station Rawal Road to Faizabad Rawalpindi.

Dr Abdur Rahman Divisional Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 and senior officers led the awareness activities of Rescue Mohafiz (volunteers) and participants from partner organizations like International Committee of Red Cross, Voluntary Services Overseas and Humantek Pvt Ltd.

All participants briefed with reference to hurdles and consequences in case of delayed emergency response, importance of advocacy for change of typical mindset as mostly accidents take place due to negligence of the driver or a fault in the vehicle or the road or a road user.

The participants was also briefed about alarming increase of avoidable emergencies particularly road traffic crashes. At the end, all participants prayed for departed souls and victims of the road crashes and did a commitment to play their role as responsible citizens.

Earlier, Rescue 1122 commemorated WORLD DAY of Remembrance for Road traffic crashes victims.–APP

Director General Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Dr Rizwan Naseer said in a message that Punjab Emergency Service had dealt 1.6 million road traffic crashes so far including majority crashes had occurred in big cities in which 414,004 in Lahore, 175,860 in Faisalabad, 67,070 in Rawalpindi, 104,484 in Multan, 111,853 in Gujranwala and 53,334 in Bahawalpur.