9 Members attended the First Aid course (10 November 2015) which was delivered by Chief Instructor and ex Army Para-Medic Russ of CRT Medical Ltd.
The course was tailored towards lone workers in the Countryside with extra attention to chain-saw injuries; shotgun/rifle injuries; hypothermia and the tick-born Lyme’s disease. Massive advanced in emergency first aid have been made in the last 10 years due to the sad experience gained by the Forces in Counties such as Afghanistan and Iraq. We had demonstrations of and trained how to use life-saving kit such as the Israeli Dressing and the Combat Application Tourniquet, as well as CPR and casualty assessment.
Some larger landowners now require the EFAW+F qualification from their deer-stalkers so having done the course is useful to those who have Forestry Commission land to stalk on.