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Shipley Cadets Become Life Savers

2015-04-08 10:12:37
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By Cdt Sgt Andrew Payn - 2458 (Shipley & Baildon) Squadron

Two cadets from 2458 (Shipley & Baildon) Squadron ATC, Cadet Corporal Jacob Clarke and Cadet Sergeant Andrew Payn, recently passed their Activity First Aid Course (AFA) at South and West Yorkshire Wing HQ in Castleford. Under the skilled training of the wing first aid staff, both cadets passed their course, and found themselves invited back to assist in the training of Sector 4’s cadets in the future.

The course consisted of getting trained in the following areas: Communication and casualty care, looking after yourself when performing first aid, dealing with emergencies in public and the dangers of the extremes of temperature. Trainees also had to deal with recognition and treatment of low blood sugar, the role of the first aider in a group setting, resuscitation, dealing with choking and the treatment of an unconscious casualty. Dealing with the various forms of bleeding, fainting, bites and stings, sprains and strains, asthma, head injuries, chest pains and shock. As well as the recognition and treatment for meningitis, poisons, seizures and strokes. Bone, muscle and joint injuries.

There are a small number of vacancies at the squadron for anyone aged 13 to 17. Air Cadets take part in a wide range of activities including flying and gliding, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and nationally recognised qualifications in aviation studies, public services, first aid and workplace health and safety. To find out more visit the Cadet Centre Green Lane Shipley on Monday or Friday at 7pm.

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