Without being asked, they helped to manage the incident by assisting with crowd control ensuring the appropriate emergency services were called and assisted the casualty. The injured motorcyclist was taken to hospital and is doing fine.
Sergeant Instructor Ryan Steele, D Company’s First Aid Trainer who was in attendance explains: “Whilst I treated the casualty, I was relieved to see that Cadet Lance Corporals Hall and Jenkins had brought a First Aid kit, Poncho, and some coats to keep the casualty warm and assist with crowd management, putting their training into good use.
They showed utmost bravery, courage and commitment and I could not be prouder of my Detachment cadets”
The Army Cadet Force provide a First Aid Qualification, and this is part of the cadet’s core syllabus which they undertake and eventually leads to a St John’s Youth First Aid qualification.
Lance Corporal Nicole Jenkins said: "I have been in the Cadet Force for 5 years and I like to learn as many skills as possible including lifesaving. When the accident occurred outside the Detachment, my first aid instincts kicked in and I knew what to do and support those attending the scene. I'm really glad that I was able to be of help."
Cadet Lance Corporal Hall added; " A family member of mine was involved in an accident 2 years ago and I couldn't do much then, but now with the lifesaving skills I have obtained with the Army Cadet Force I was able to assist."
Major David Doak, Company Commander of D Company, 1st (Northern Ireland) Battalion, Army Cadet Force congratulated the cadets and adult instructors.
“This is a great example of courage and leadership which are some of the cadets core values. All of our cadets receive First Aid training, and has proved to be a very valuable skill, well done all!”.
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