First aid is a vital skill to have and the Air Cadets provides a range of training to help you develop this life-saving skill.
Initial First Aid Training is provided to the cadets in the form of Heart Start Award. The award is an initiative coordinated by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to promote and develop Emergency Life Support (ELS). You will learn to;
-Deal with an unconscious person
-Recognise a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
-Deal with choking
-Respond to serious bleeding
The next step in first aid training is the Youth First Aid Course. The award is valid for 3 years and involves 12 hours of training.
Activity First Aid
The next step in first aid training is the Activity First Aid Course. The award is again valid for 3 years and involves 16 hours of training. It is designed to further develop first aid skills and knowledge, up to the same level as provided by FIrst Aid at Work.
Cadets who are over 16, have completed their Master Cadet or above classification training and hold an Activity First Aid Award are eligible to undergo further training to become a First Aid Instructor. This award allows cadets to train and assess others in Youth First Aid.