Life-saving first aid service will run until end of summer

Seaton's new weekend first aid service

Seaton's new weekend first aid service is under way - Credit: Supplied

Seaton Town Council, in partnership with Promote Seaton, has engaged Rapid Emergency Medical Services to deliver a first aid service every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm until August 29.
This is located in the central seafront courtyard at Marshlands and staffed by two first aid responders. It will also be used as a safe place for vulnerable people and a meeting point for lost children.
The overall aim of the service is to administer treatment to people who may have a minor injury or illness and be there to administer basic life support until an ambulance arrives. It is hoped that it will decrease emergency callouts for minor injuries whilst still providing treatment, in turn enabling the emergency services to save money and resources.
Cllr Dan Ledger, the town council chairman and mayor, said: “Seaton Town Council is especially grateful to the Seaton community group, Re:store Axe Valley, for their generous funding support. With the anticipated increase in visitor numbers this summer, this First Aid service will provide a much-needed resource to the area, in addition to promoting a safer time on the beach during the busy tourist season.”
Seaton Town Council is asking everyone to take care and to be sensible whilst they enjoy themselves this summer and to only call 999 for life-threatening emergencies.