Barry Air Cadet praised for helping save man's life
12:10pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
AIR Cadet Georgina from 372 (Barry) Squadron recently used her DofE first aid skill in a life-saving situation.
16-year-old Bronze Award holder Georgina was on her way to college when she saw a gentleman fall to the floor and stop breathing.
She remembered the life-saving techniques which her trainer had taught her when working towards her St John Ambulance Youth First Aider Award, and called for an ambulance before starting CPR.
The paramedics involved in taking the elderly gentleman to hospital congratulated Georgina's efforts and said her quick-thinking and excellent first aid training helped saved the casualty's life.
Georgina's first aid trainer and DofE leader, civilian instructor Jayne Hillard, said: "I am very proud that Georgina acted in a cool, calm manner when administering first aid in this life or death situation.
"Her actions were textbook quality and her speedy response to the position she found herself in meant that a life was saved as a result of her actions.
"Very well done from everyone in the Air Training Corps."
Georgina will progress on with her Silver DofE, and intends on undertaking first aid as her skill once again. She has already represented her squadron in their first aid team, but will now look to further her training, with the aim of representing Number One Welsh Wing in the future.