A big congratulations to our friends at LFR International. The nonprofit startup founded by two Washington University in St. Louis students has been awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award by Prince Michael of Kent.
Co-founders Zach Eisner and Peter Delaney were recognized for their work improving emergency medical response, treatment, and transfer of people injured in traffic accidents. Eisner is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering. Delaney is a 2018 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. The two are among the youngest recipients of the award in its 33-year history.
“We hope to continue expanding our programming in future years to alleviate the burden of injury caused by road traffic incidents.”
– Zach Eisner
LFR International’s overall mission is to expand emergency medical services to areas without pre-existing services or resources by training local first responders and instructors. In the past five years, LFR members have provided emergency trauma-care training to more than 5,000 first responders in Uganda, Chad, Guatemala, and Sierra Leone.