13 December 2017
Press Release: IRF wins prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award 2017
The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva & IRF India) has received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2017 for its Enhanced First Aid Programme. The prize was handed over to the IRF Chairman, Mr Kiran Kapila and Mrs Susanna Zammataro, IRF Executive Director at a special ceremony held at The Savoy in London on Tuesday 12 December in the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent.
Since 2015, IRF has undertaken several initiatives to strengthen ''Pre-hospital'' trauma care in India by developing skilled, competent and confident First Responders to intervene during the golden hour and increase survival rate of road accident victims. The Enhanced First Aid for Commercial Drivers (eFD) initiative aims at training drivers to recognize an emergency, call for help and provide a more comprehensive level of pre-hospital care. The Programme has already trained 12,000 commercial drivers in India and has now further developed into a certification programme on First Aid Trauma Care extended not only to drivers but also to bystanders and people working in the road side amenities.