Hai Duong, Vietnam First Responder Course - 2008
These are photos from the January, 2008 EMS first responder training mission to Hai Duong, Vietnam in cooperation with Medical Teams International. Hai Duong is located along the dangerous stretch of Hwy 5 running east from Hanoi to the port at Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. These students are the first group of volunteers trained in first aid skills living along Hwy 5. They are committed to providing first aid for the many accidents that occur on this long stretch of open road. There are no ambulances or 911 service in the area. They are the only line of defense between injury and definitive care at the hospital.