Life-saving March cadets pass defibrillator training with flying colours
“We’re ready to come to the rescue” is the message from Cadets from 1220 March Squadron after they received vital first aid and defibrillator training.
The entire squadron completed the Heartstar emergency first aid course and were trained in the use of the emergency life-saving equipment by Matt Brown from the March Defib’ Charity.
The training covered how to locate and access all of the town’s defibrillators, as well as hands on use and maintenance of the devices.
Flying Officer Colin Arnold, one of the first aid trainers on Squadron, said “Although the defibrillator doesn’t necessarily need any training, getting hands-on experience means that cadets will have the confidence should they be called upon for real. March town is particularly well equipped with the devices.”
Many of 1220’s cadets and staff have gone on to gain further first aid qualifications including 25 with St John Youth First aid.
Two members of staff and one staff cadet hold the Activity First Aid or First Aid at Work award and are also authorised to teach both Heartstart and Youth First Aid.