First Response Emergency Care Level 3

During June & July another 12 volunteers updated their skills by attending a 5 day FREC3 course. The courses were run by paramedic trainers from Central Medical Services. Pictured below one of the course groups all smiles now they passed.

First Response Emergency Care Level 3

Moving & Handling and Fracture Management

During the first few months of 2023 our volunteers updated their training with a one day course on Moving & Handling Patients and a one day course on Fracture Management. All the team are now up to date on these important skills having been able to practice using stretchers, carry sheets, carry chairs, use of different types of splints and collars.

Applying a box splint – pictured below

Applying a box splint

Mental Health Training

This year we have introduced 3 Mental Health Training Courses. It has been clear for some time that mental health issues are growing and the HSE have highlighted that this is now a major problem in the workplace. Since the pandemic these problems have become more acute and we are pleased to be able to run these courses accredited by the First Aid Industry Body. Our own volunteers are seeing more cases of mental ill health at events particularly the larger events often lasting 3 or more days. All of our volunteers are updating their mental health training with the aim of completing this by 2024 – some of the team with their certificates below.

Mental Health Training

4x4 Response Unit

Our 4x4 Response Unit received a makeover in Spring 2023.

The vehicle was stripped down to its paint work and then was re packaged with new Battenberg livery. The old livery was becoming a little tired – pictured below in new livery alongside our new Cycle Response Unit and First Aid Centre.

Response Unit