Safe Ranger Project

Over 1000 rangers have lost their lives in the line of duty in the last 10 years. Countless others have been seriously wounded. Their safety is often at risk from armed poachers, animals, sickness and the extreme environment in which they work. Protected areas housing iconic species like rhino and elephant have become increasingly hostile operating environments where armed contacts with poachers are on the increase. Our rangers are at risk!

The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has partnered with Med Wise Safety Services in the Safe Ranger Project to train rangers in remote area first aid to ensure rangers are equipped with the necessary skills to handle an array of injuries whilst on patrol.

The Safe Ranger Project recognises that if a ranger is wounded in the line of duty, it is often the minutes immediately after the incident that are most important. Knowing how to stabilise a trauma emergency can save a person’s life. First aid training for rangers has become an imperative. This training covers key elements required to safely handle a medical emergency, from scene management to treatment.

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On completion of the training, participants are equipped with Basic Ranger First Aid Packs, which include a belt pouch with high quality Trauma Dressing, Tourniquet, Chest seal, gloves and other basics.

Thank you to Douglas Lang of Medwise Safety Services for his dedication to ensuring rangers are safe!

It is essential to continue this vital training of field rangers in remote area first aid under the Safe Ranger Project.  If you would like to support this project, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the GRAA to find out more.

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