THE Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) is looking forward to an "exciting" next few months with a number of projects on the horizon.
FRCS director general Filipe Nainoca said a trainer from New Zealand would be in the country to conduct training for 12 first aid trainers, which for the first time would include sports first aid.
"Our first aid has always been general first aid, but none that is focused on sports and sports injuries," he said.
"We're looking at teachers and coaches at schools, and also youth coaches."
He said the FRCS was continuing to work on its disaster risk reduction programs with the communities.
"We have discovered that there is a link between disaster and the types of disaster that follow, so if we can identify what the diseases are, and prepare the community to protect themselves from a disease that is likely to happen, it becomes a real preventative measure.
"Some of our communities are growing vetiver grass, which is a special deep root grass which holds banks so they are not taken during floods."
Some other operations being carried out mentioned by the director general included the cyclone proofing of homes, continuation of the climate change program and the community-based health and first aid program.