Medical volunteers

peshmerga

Clanker
Hello all, I am here in the hopes of gaining some medical volunteers.

I am veteran from the British Army and have been working on and off in Iraqi Kurdistan since August 2014 volunteering assistance to the Kurdish Peshmerga who are currently fighting ISIS.

We now have an official training program in place which is fully sanctioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Ministry of Peshmerga. Please see here Peshmerga Volunteers - PV

We currently have a requirement for people who have medical training which is why I'm here. We run a mix of BCDT and EMT training and have been asked to offer more advanced levels to select Peshmerga in the future.

We do this on a voluntary basis at the moment till we can officially establish an NGO but you are provided with food and accommodation.

If anyone is interested please get in touch, feel free to look at our page and look at or photos.

Thanks
 

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peshmerga

Clanker
As I said all on a voluntary basis, we've deployed over 50 people into country to date all doing various things while there, one things has became apparent is that they (Peshmerga) lack the very basic of skills so we are trying to give them the skills, this is a 5 year plan if things continue to run well.
 
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As I said all on a voluntary basis, we've deployed over 50 people into country to date all doing various things while there, one things has became apparent is that they lack the very basic of skills so we are trying to give them the skills, this is a 5 year plan if things continue to run well.
To clarify, you have deployed over 50 individuals without the required skill set(s), into an operational role? Not a very encouraging statement.
 
One shit photo?

You need this bloke. He'll sort you out (or clean you out)
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And for the end of course sods opera he does a mean Freddy Mercury impression
 

peshmerga

Clanker
Who said they don't have the required skill set? All people who are deployed are former military we do not take civilians unless they have skills such as surgeons. One of which we should have on route in the next month.
 
You said it? Forgive my paraphrase, but it translates.

As I said all on a voluntary basis, we've deployed over 50 people into country to date all doing various things while there, one things has became apparent is that they lack the very basic of skills so we are trying to give them the skills, this is a 5 year plan if things continue to run well.
 
What exactly are you attempting to teach them, and, if I might ask what is your background, and what are the personal drivers/motivators?
 

peshmerga

Clanker
Originally I wanted to get involved to assist people going over, at the time my partner was pregnant and it didn't go down well when I said I wanted to go.

So to cut a long story short there were a lot of groups already setup but there was a lack of organisation, no logistics for supplies, nothing so myself along with some others setup a page only for ex military, all people are vetted through various systems and software which has worked very well for us.

My experience personally isn't medical, I had the same training as everyone and took more of an interest after I completed my team medic training for Iraq, saw my fair share like most in Afghan. For my sins I was a mix of regular and reserve for 12 years as a gunner working in the JFC and FST in Afghan.

Anyway after our group had been in country for a while it was clear to see the Peshmerga although they have the heart for this fight lack training, guys were getting shot and bleeding out because there is no kit and none of them knew what to do, if your shot of get hit with an IED there you get chucked on the back of a hilux and bleed out before you reach the hospital that's the reality.

We approached a Kurdish doctor from the UK and gained the necessary contacts to make this an official program. The long term goal is that we will be a veteran ran charity which we are currently in the process of submitting the paperwork for. Far to many times have I saw lads leave service, including myself and fall by the wayside. I found a passion in doing this now and plan on running with it, seems to be along the way I've found loads of other people from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil to name a few that have the same interest.

My partner had the baby I deployed not all that long ago to embed a few teams, I'm back in the UK now organising supplies and trying to get funding and then will be heading out again to tie up some loose ends.
 
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peshmerga

Clanker
Take a look at the page, speaks for itself. I'm just here to see if anyone is interested in this area that's all, if not enjoy your evening.
 
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