Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Honiton air cadet puts his first aid training to the test after an elderly woman collapsed in the Honiton.
A Honiton air cadet has been praised by his squadron after coming to the aid of an elderly woman who collapsed in High Street.
Cadet Adam Chapman, of the 1064 Air Training Corp, put his newly learnt first aid training to the test when he came to the rescue of the 91-year-old, who was suffering from heatstroke and had a substantial cut to her hand. Prior to the incident Adam had recently taken part in a first aid training weekend with the air cadets. The 15-year-old took the injured woman into the shade and then set about bandaging her hand and giving her some water to drink. Adam sat with the woman until the emergency services arrived.
Warrant Officer Chris Woods, Cadet Chapman’s commanding officer at 1064 Honiton Air Cadets, said: “The Air Training Corps aims to provide our young people with a wide variety of skills to help cope with life in general and this is a wonderful example of such skills in action.”
Air Cadets is open to boys and girls aged 13 to 20. Anyone interested in joining or finding out more is urged to email HonitonATC@gmail.com