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SAMRO

SAMRO is a Level 1 Member of the World Rescue Organization **

SAMRO is an educational organization with a mission of "Prepare today's rescuers...to succeed at tomorrow's challenges". We also focus on the Post crash phase pillar workshops of Road safety for emergency s first responders.

SAMRO has identified one key element to improve the outcome of vehicle crashes. We focus our support on civilian drivers who stop and render aide, the occupants involved in the motor vehicle crash (MVC), and the rescuers who respond to their call for help.

We focus on public education & awareness for the general population. By supporting people how to identify why accidents happen and what they can do to prevent them will help SAMRO accomplish its mission by reducing the number of MVCs in the first place. However, SAMRO realizes that prevention will only go so far and training for rescuers is imperative to its success.

SAMRO, as a Non-Profit-Organization we plan to integrate corporate support into public service by subsidizing training costs with sponsorship and donations. SAMRO provides first responders with state of the art training information in new vehicle rescue theories and by standardizing the existing training techniques. Vehicle manufacturers improve on design, construction, and safety components every day.

Our mission is to bring this information to the first responder to increase proficiency and ultimately save lives.

SAMRO realizes it is not alone in its commitment to saving lives which is why

SAMRO is an organizational member of, and networks with, the World Rescue

Organization (WRO). The WRO is an international organization whose goal is to improve new vehicle hazard awareness to reduce secondary injuries to patients and rescuers.

Our Mission

The mission of the South Africa Medical Rescue Organization is to provide a progressive, comprehensive and cost-effective vehicle rescue experience to emergency medical, fire service and law enforcement professionals.

Through the use of the latest innovative teaching techniques and tools, delivered by motivated and experienced instructors, a positive learning environment will be created to help provide better service delivery to our customers, increase rescuer safety and reduce injuries and death.

Code Of Ethics

As members of the South Africa Medical Rescue Organization, we recognize the importance of making known to our clients, sponsors and to the general public that all business practices will adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.

This Code will embody several key ethical principles and responsibilities to help guide the SAMRO Vehicle Rescue Association in a fair and unbiased manor.

The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements will provide a framework to help enforce and support the SAMRO Vehicle Rescue Association's mission and purpose.

As a SAMRO executive officer, instructor or member we will....

• Provide the highest level of professionalism and courteously to fellow members, clients, sponsors and the general public at all times.

• Support and respect the principle of diversity of all cultures and avoid harm to others.

• Be honest and trustworthy when conducting SAMRO business and provide full disclosure of all pertinent information that might lead to conflicts of interest.

• Be fair and take action not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, or other such factors.

• Honor all contracts, agreements and assigned responsibilities.

• Strive for excellence by maintaining and enhancing professional knowledge and skills and by encouraging further professional development of co-workers by fostering positive networking aspirations.

Adherence of SAMRO members to this Code of Ethics is highly encouraged.

However, if a member does not follow this Code by engaging in gross misconduct, membership in SAMRO may be terminated. Not only is it important for SAMRO members to adhere to the principles expressed in this Code, each member should encourage and support adherence by other members.

 

Road Safety message for Easter holiday season 2018

Global perspective on road safety

In terms of Global status report on road safety 2015, total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low-income countries. While there has been progress towards improving road safety legislation and in making vehicles safer, the report shows that the pace of change is too slow. Urgent action is needed to achieve the ambitious target for road safety reflected in the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020. Most of the developing countries like South Africa have aligned their laws to international standard of best practice in dealing with risk factors on our roads.

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Road Safety message for Easter holiday season 2018

The Easter holiday season is time for people, families and friends to travel to various destinations for religion, fun, ledger time and to be with family. Due to increased traffic at this time, the Easter holidays can also a dangerous time for road users and pedestrians.

Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa urges drivers, pedestrians and other road users to consider the followings road safety tips:

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Ngizoba Safe Routes to School Programme in eThekwini

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Over seven thousand children in Durban, eThekwini are benefitting from the Safe Routes to School Programme which has been implemented by the eThekwini Municipality. The research project which has been piloted at eight schools by the Road Safety Branch of the Transport Authority since January 2016, is funded by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and co-ordinated by the Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa.

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Global Road Safety Leadership Course 2018

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The Global Road Safety Partnership, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), hosted the second Regional Global Road Safety Leadership Course in Nairobi, Kenya on the March 4 – 16, 2018. The course is offered twice each year, and is made possible by the generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).

The two-week training program aims to build leadership capacity to understand, design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programs and policies among people who are active in road safety activities from low- and middle-income countries. Participants, who are nominated by key partner organisations within the BIGRS, are drawn from a wide field of expertise including enforcement, policy, urban design, infrastructure, law, and journalism. GRSP ZA General Manager, Lucky Molaudzi was privlaged to attend the course in Kenya on behalf of GRSP South Africa. The course covered topics drawn from the Decade of Action on Road Safety's five pillars of action, which were delivered by experts from GRSP, JH-IIRU, WHO and others.

 
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