News & Events
21 January 2016
Cadets Rebecca Humphreys and Leah Emery of 2301 (Heywood) Squadron put their first aid training into practice as first responders to a road traffic incident that occurred on the Manchester Road Junction.
Both cadets joined Heywood Squadron in September and passed their first aid training only weeks before the incident.
Cadet Rebecca said: “I was on my way to school this morning with my friend, Leah Emery, when we heard a scream.
“We both looked to our side and saw a woman lying on the floor holding her right side, our instincts instantly took over and we ran over.
“She could hardly speak but she managed to say that her back and neck were painful so I got comfortable and supported her head which I held for forty-five minutes, the paramedics thought that I was doing a very good job and that it was a massive help to them.
“I have only recently passed my first aid course so it was very fresh in my mind.
“I have been praised very highly by the paramedics, police and the school teachers who were there.
“I was only doing what I have been trained to do in any of these circumstances.”
The Ambulance service was called by the cadet’s school teacher who was in one of the following vehicles.
Officer Commanding Greater Manchester Wing wishes to congratulate the pair on their intervention to the accident and the practical application of their first aid skills.
Image: Cadet Rebecca Humphreys (L) and Cadet Leah Emery (R).
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