[Press Release] The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Shooting Association carried out two Training and Certification Courses on Sunday April 08, 2018 and Tuesday April 17, 2018.
These exercises were in an attempt to certify the personnel selected to handle firearms designated for the organization and also for the cash escort team.
A total of eight (08) wardens and three (03) Managers participated in an intense day of Practical Range exercises covering areas such as Firearms Safety, Tactical and Practical Training and Range Certification. This exercise was held at the Fine Aggregates Quarry situated in Colombette, Soufriere.
The second leg of the exercise involved a class room setting where the participants were lectured on theory component of the effective handling of firearms and the laws associated with it. At the end of the exercise, participants were given a written exam.
The session was held at the Auberge Seraphine Meeting Room in Castries. The three instructors were all well trained in the handling of firearms and also members of the Saint Lucia Shooting Association.
All participants performed above and beyond the expectations of instructors. This completes the certification for persons who will be entrusted to handle firearms licensed under the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation. The organization is drawing closer in attaining direct responsibility of its cash escorts at its core revenue centres.
The SRDF is very grateful to the Saint Lucia Shooting Association and looks forward to continued collaboration as we pursue additional training and certification for our wardens.
The Soufriere Foundation is a not for profit organisation located in Soufriere. Its mandate is to undertake social, economic, cultural and other sustainable developments in the Soufriere region. The organization which was established in 1993 generates revenues from its operational sites: the Sulphur Springs Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, Comfort Center, Soufriere jetties and 88.5 Soufriere FM.