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992 (Malmesbury) Squadron
Royal Air Force Air Cadets

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First Aid

We are extremely lucky at 992 (Malmesbury) Squadron as we have constant access to First Aid training for our cadets.

As part of the Training Programme, cadets have the opportunity to undertake lessons towards a First Aid Introductory Certificate known as Heartstart and towards the St John's Ambulance 'Youth First Aid' award. The First Aid lessons can be carried out at the unit by our two Heartstart Qualified Members of Staff, Sgt Rose Cooper and Sgt Andy Coleman who are both Co Responders for South Central Ambulance Service and Community Responders for the South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.

First Aid Qualifications


Heart Start

The British Heart Foundation "Heart Start" course is an excellent course offered to the public and to cadets. To date over 2.6 Million members of the British Populate hold a Heartstart certification.

The course covers the following;

  • Assessing an unconscious patient
  • Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 'CPR'
  • Dealing with a Choking patient
  • Dealing with serious Bleeding
  • Helping someone who may be having a Heart Attack.

The Heartstart Scheme is offered to cadets across 2/3 Parade nights and after completion of the course, cadets are awarded a Heartstart Certification.

Youth First Aid

This qualification is an advancement from the Heartstart course, and teaches cadets a further array of First Aid skills.

In the ATC, cadets are awarded with a 3 year certification which also merits the badge (left) to be worn on the Brassard.

The course is delivered over a series of parade nights by our two qualified staff.

The course covers the following;

  • Asthma
  • Bites and stings
  • Bleeding (minor)
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pains
  • Choking
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Coping in an emergency
  • Electric shock
  • Fainting
  • First aid kit
  • Foreign objects
  • Head injuries
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Hypothermia
  • Low blood sugar
  • Poisons
  • Primary survey
  • Recovery position
  • Resuscitation (adult)
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Spinal injury