LEPHALALE — Four paramedics from ER24 in Lephalale, Sarel Mokgohloa, Louis Mahole, William Kgatla and Justice Phalatse, attended the rural safety forum meeting held on Thursday 21 April and they assured the community that they are here to stay.
The head of ER24 in Lephalale, Armand Jansen van Rensburg, was unable to attend due to other responsibilities.
Douw Pelser, chairperson of the (RSF) urged them to build good relations with the community of Lephalale and to see that they will be here on a permanent basis – based on previous experiences of ambulance services that come and go after a year or two.
The attendees agreed that the ambulance and paramedics must have a base radio set for better communication with the control room during emergencies.
Thys Eloff, chairperson of the community policing forum (CPF) said that they must feel free to contact the control room in cases where the community is not as welcoming as it should be or if they are under a lot of pressure. “The control room can change a situation into an emergency” he said.