Cadets from 2120 (Witney) Squadron joined others from 2121 (Abingdon) and 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron to complete their St John Ambulance Youth First Aid (YFA) over the weekend 7th and 8th January 2017. 2120 Squadron were by far the largest contingent present with 9 Cadets participating and 2 staff supporting.
Covering a very broad subject range, the courses provides Cadets with emergency first aid skills useful in the home, school and out-and-about in the street. The syllabus, which teaches everything from how to make an effective 999 call right through to dealing with heart attacks and conducting CPR, features a lot of practical training and Cadets are assessed by conducting first aid in a practical, scenario based exercise.
First Aid training is part of the Air Cadet syllabus and is offered to all Cadets, absolutely free. If you can see yourself taking part in these first aid training sessions, either as a Cadet participant or as an adult, please contact us for more information.
A special note of thanks is expressed to the Station Commander, Royal Air Force Brize Norton, and both AirTanker Services Ltd and Thales Training & Simulation Ltd for their generosity allowing us the use of the Voyager Academy to complete the course.