2 September 2016
We are proud to announce that the ACF is represented in not one, not two, but four categories in the forthcoming St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards.
We recently brought you the great news that PI Bradley Knight (Durham ACF) made it as a finalist in the Guy Evans Young Hero category thanks to his quick-thinking and first aid skills at the scene of a motorcycle accident last year.
But it is not only Bradley who will be attending the awards ceremony on 7th September. Two ACF CFAVs are also finalists in the Workplace Hero category for their actions which helped to save lives while at work.
Major Tony Fisher (Essex ACF), a maintenance engineer, was working on a remote site when a large explosion threw two contractors from a building, setting them both on fire. Tony found a bucket of water and doused one of them and covered the other with his jacket to smother the flames. He continued to soak both the burnt casualties with water until the paramedics arrived.
SMI Robert Aldcroft (Northumbria ACF) who is a school caretaker helped to save the life of a young boy who had been run over by a car outside the school. Robert pushed the vehicle off the boy, who was unconscious and starting to choke with his mouth full of blood. He cleared the airway and turned the boy on his side until he was evacuated by air ambulance.
As well as our fantastic individuals, the Army Cadet Force Association is a finalist in the Organisation of the Year category for excellence in first aid.
We'd like to wish all of our finalists good luck at the event in London next week and will be keeping our fingers crossed!
To find out more about the Awards and the categories, visit sja.org.uk