First Aid Skills for 300
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By Flt Lt Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron
A number of Air Cadets from 300 Squadron have recently qualified as First Aiders. The Squadron, based in Crowle, ran a weekend long course to teach the cadets fundamental first aid skills.
9 cadets undertook the course, 6 from Crowle Squadron and 3 from Goole Squadron. The course covers many difference aspects of First Aid, from how to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack to how to deal with broken bones and server bleeding.
The course is a mixture of both theory and practical demonstration as well as hands on practice by the cadets. After the teaching was conducted, the cadets were assessed with 3 different scenarios and had to demonstrate their first aid skills in a practical way.
All 9 cadets successfully completed the course and were awarded their “Red Badges” that show they are first aid qualified.
The course follows the St Johns syllabus and provides the cadets with a certificate in Youth First Aid, equivalent to a 16hr first aid course for adults.
Flight Lieutenant J Docherty, Officer Commanding Crowle Air Cadets and who taught on the course said “First Aid is a valuable skill for the cadets to learn. You always hope they will never need to use their skills, but it is reassuring to know that thy have them if needed.”
First Aid is just one of the many skills Crowle Squadron offers to its members, both cadets and staff. Air Cadets is a youth organisation open to anyone aged 13-17. It is also open to those over 20 who wish to join as a staff. If you are interested in finding out more about Air Cadets in Crowle visit us as www.crowleaircadets.co.uk or come down to the Cadet Hut, Axholme Academy site on a Monday or Wednesday evening.
For more information please visit the Squadron website