Members of the Woking CFR team visited the Sheerwater Scout group in March to run First Aid training sessions, enabling the Scouts to achieve their L2 and L3 First Aid badges.
A visit to the local Ambulance Station in Ottershaw followed, where some of the Scouts received a tour of the facilities and the equipment used today in a modern ambulance. Our thanks go to Make Ready Manager Helen Wallbank for organising the visit and for leading the tour!
Members of the team assisted SECAmb (the South East Coast Ambulance Service) with their project to place life-saving PAD (Public Access Defibrillators) throughout the Borough. The project, led by Daniel Holland (SECAmb), saw five Defibrillators placed at key locations.
Four awareness sessions were delivered across May to give members of the public and Council staff the opportunity to train on how to use the equipment.
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Woking CFR Team assist with PAD site training for Runnymede Borough Council
Realistic training scenarios are a key part of the team’s effort to ensure all First Responders are equipped to deal with any incident they may be required to attend. The scenario, which took place at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, involved a casualty extraction exercise for Southern Fire & Rescue followed by appropriate medical treatment.
The team would like to thank Southern Fire & Rescue, the LAS and the staff at the MacDonald Stewart Canadian Pavillion.