Great results at National First Aid Competitions

Great results at National First Aid Competitions

7 November 2023

  • Cambridgeshire ACF

Following on from last year’s incredible results, our dedication to first aid has once again been demonstrated by great performances at the National Cadet First Aid Competition and the Inter Services Cadet First Aid competition, with Cambs ACF coming second and third respectively.

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2nd in National Competition, with Colonel Cadets.

The competitions took place on 4th-5th November at the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue centre. Saturday was the National ACF competition, where we got the highest team score of 148/160. This was followed by individual practice scenarios in which the teams had to react quickly and correctly to different, unexpected, emergency scenarios with casualties played by other cadets. These included a homeless woman with hypothermia, an allergic reaction, a mechanic who sliced their hand open, and a choking victim. We had an incredible day where we were presented with the runner up shield and medals by the National Colonel Cadets. This qualified us to compete in the Inter-Services competition against the best CCF, Sea Cadet, Police Cadet and Air Cadet teams.

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Car crash scenario.

With individual competitions involving burns, heart attacks, overdoses, and Hypoglycemia, the team got some incredible scores including a 40/40! The team test was a scenario involving a car crash and a mugging at gunpoint, and the team once again got the best result with some perfect scores. The day ended with the Chief of Staff at Regional Command presenting the awards, and we won 3rd place overall.

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Cpl Davies treats casualty with Hypoglycaemia

The whole team did incredibly well, including a cadet new to the Team Leader role, and a cadet completely new to competition first aid. A big thank you and shout out to SMI Perry who worked so hard to train and support the 1 Company team all the way through, almost every weekend since last December!

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Casualties caused by a structural failiure.

The team members were: Cdt Cpl Alyssia Hewitt (Team Leader-Chatteris) Cdt LCpl Jessica Parmenter (Whittlesey) Cdt Cpl Eiva Davies (Yaxley) and Cdt LCpl Lewis Waby (Whittlesey).

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3rd place in Inter-Services competition.

County First Aid Officer SMI Jules Perry said: ‘We are very proud of the 4 awesome cadets that represented Cambs ACF and 7th Brigade at the first aid competitions this weekend. Their team results showed the champions they are! They have given many hours to training and their commitment is appreciated and an inspiration to us. A big thank you to SSI Rylan Ray and SI Maria O'Sullivan for supporting the team to train. It is with a sad heart that we have to say goodbye to Jessica who leaves Cambs ACF at the end of November, and to Alyssia who ages out of cadets next year. We thank them for all their effort over the past few years, and wish them all the best for the future in whatever they do!’

Text by SSI Rylan Ray with SI Doug Stuart. Photos by SMI Jules Perry, SSI Rylan Ray and SI Maria O'Sullivan.