Georgetown, Guyana – (February 10, 2016) President David Granger, today, met five members of the Florida National Guard who are in Guyana to train members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in disasters management and search and rescue during natural disasters.
Sergeant First Class, Shannon Brasweoll, in a brief comment, said that the team arrived in Guyana on Sunday last and has been conducting training sessions with the GDF and the Police to equip them with the skills necessary for these activities.
“We are here through the State Partnership Programme and we are working with the Guyana Defence Force and key players like the Police, with the Coast Guard, Air [Corps] and training them in emergency operations techniques; how they should respond during any natural disasters or any disaster in Guyana. We are providing the training and information,” he said.
The team is led by Captain Christopher Hill, and includes Staff Sergeant Anthony Lopes, Sergeant Matthew Hall and Sergeant First Class Alden Morrow.