More First Aiders

CI Rogers-Jones and CI Kauser attended the Activity First Aid course at 1F squadron in Leicester. This is the first time out of 2418 squadron during their time as Civilian instructors. This provides a great opportunity not only to gain a skill but also to meet members of staff from other squadrons. Having previously only done First aid to a basic level, CI Rogers-Jones was looking forward to adding to previous knowledge. Both found the course enjoyable and liked that there was plenty of opportunities to practice what we were being taught, in particular, CPR. There was also plenty of opportunities to practise how to dress wounds and what the proper technique was.

At the end of the weekend, CI Rogers-Jones and CI Kauser were assessed to ensure they had taken in the information. This involved three practical assessments with different scenarios with the casualty in each being in a different state, and they had to administer the appropriate care for that casualty properly. Both members of staff are looking forward to helping out in the teaching of cadets to get their first aid qualification, As well as instructing Heartstart.

CI Rogers-Jones commented on the course saying, "I'm glad that I will now be prepared if I ever find myself in a situation where someone needs first aid that I will able to help someone if they are ever in need!"

Both CI Rogers-Jones and CI Kauser are grateful to the staff of the RAFAC for delivering the course and making sure they passed as competent first aiders. Both are proud to say they are qualified first aiders.