Burnham-On-Sea air cadets earn first aid qualifications
group of air cadets from Burnham-On-Sea's 290 Squadron have achieved
a first aid qualification following an intensive course.
ten cadets - who included four newcomers aged 13-15 - gained a
St John accredited first aid qualification after being tutored
in 25 subjects ranging from severe bleeding and performing CPR
to coping in emergencies and dealing with chest pain.
the 12 hour course designed to teach teenagers basic life saving
skills, they took part in theoretical and practical scenarios.
were then assessed on dealing with conscious and unconscious casualties
followed by a practical CPR assessment using a training aid called
cadets now join the other 30 cadets at the group which have passed
during the past year.
group meets every Thursday evening at 7.30pm and provides a wide
range of activities, varying from adventure and leadership training,
to gliding. Those interested in joining should visit the unit,
located in Highbridge Road (opposite the entrance to the Sea Cadets
access road in Cassis Close) or call Flying Officer Chris Garrett
on 07980 729980 or Jeff Jackson on 01278 781649.