This years World First Aid Day saw an outcry for all children to be taught first aid and to add it to the curriculum. This year the First Aid Responder of the Year was a child called Karen from Iceland who performed CPR on her mother who was having an epileptic seizure on a bus. With the right knowledge anyone can save a life, anywhere. Most of the time children save lives using first aid knowledge they have learnt from doing extra curricular activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Cubs and Rainbows. If every child was taught basic first aid it would increase awareness and the amount of lives saved dramatically.
We are very proud to say that one of our own first aid trainers put his skills to use and managed to save a mans life when he was severely injured in a road traffic incident in Leyland over the summer. Paul Rigden arrived on the scene as part of Lancashire Fire and Rescue crew that was dispatched to the incident. Upon arriving at the scene Paul assessed the situation and acted appropriately to give the correct first aid needed. As a result the casualty involved in the accident is now on the road to recovery.