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23 September 2013

Young Blues learn valuable life skills after St. John Ambulance visited Playford Road recently

A number of Town’s youngsters gained valuable life skills recently, after taking part in a demonstrative CPR session with St. John Ambulance.


The Blues have worked with St. John Ambulance for a number of years and last week the Club lent its support to their ‘Save a Life September’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing first aid by offering free demonstrations at locations across Suffolk.


The Town youth team helped to kick-off the campaign by taking part in an emergency first aid demonstration and learnt skills such as CPR, how to use an automatic external defibrillator, how to put someone into the recovery position and how to treat someone in shock.


The boys then put their acting skills to the test by taking part in various scenarios where newly recruited Emergency Transport Attendants got the chance to put what they have been learning over the past six weeks into practice, before they start their regular shifts on the ambulances.


Town’s Assistant Head Physiotherapist, Alex Chapman, worked alongside St. John Ambulance to arrange the afternoon and said: “I’m delighted that we were able to support this campaign and ensure as many people as possible are trained in life saving skills.


“The new recruits completed practical first aid and trauma scenarios that are true to life, which enabled them to prepare for their new job role.” 

Photos: Jade Cole

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