Air ambulance to drop in to help with first aid training
AN AIR ambulance will be dropping in to help first aiders with their lifesaving skills.
Members of the Deeping Red Cross will be working with an air ambulance crew in a ‘getting to know you’ event on June 26 at 7.30pm.
It will be joined by the Red Cross Ambulance and a four-by-four vehicle will also be on site so everyone can learn to work together better.
It will also be the chance for first aiders to familiarise themselves with the helicopter, its equipment and the way it works.
Red Cross first aiders can sometimes call out the air ambulance when on duty at events.
The Deepings Red Cross is also meeting this afternoon for a top up session on first aid skills.
The life-saving course follows on from a free session held in March and returns to the Deepings by popular demand.
The session is two hours long and held at the Deeping Community Centre, in Douglas Road, Market Deeping from 2pm until 4pm.
As well as learning basic lifesaving skills there will also be the chance to use a defibrillator - used to shock patients who have had a heart attack.
Anyone interested in the Deepings Red Cross should call Liz Waterland on 01778 343722. flag fun: Deeping St James parish councillors Phil Dilks, Judy Stevens, Stuart Wallis, Kate Shinkins, Ashley Baxter and his daughter Alice Baxter in the newly named Jubilee Field with the beacon. Photo: SG130512-143TW