Skills for Life

Cadets and staff from 22 (Sandy) Squadron recently learnt emergency life support skills through the British Heart Foundation’s Heartstart initiative.

Twelve cadets and four staff members undertook the training, which included learning how to correctly put people into the recovery position, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), dealing with choking casualties, how to deal with a  heart attack and serious bleeding.

On completion of the training the cadets and staff receive a certificate to show they have completed the Heartstart training.

Cadet Ian Mansion (14) commented, “The training really shows how important it is to know what to do in an emergency to help save someone’s life. It’s definitely a life skill worth learning”.

Flight Sergeant Paul Redman ATC said, “Heartstart provides cadets with the basic training that could potentially save a life one day, and is a great foundation for going onto the more advance first aid qualifications”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets