Our current troop of trainees have spent the past year going through our intense training programme, and all of the skills that they have learnt over this time were tested in last night’s final assessment. They had five different scenarios to showcase the expertise they have learnt whilst being assessed.
The scenarios started with a fallen walker where the trainee took on the role of Cas carer. They treated the casualty and then had to pass on a complete and concise ATMIST to control. The second scenario was a life extinct situation and how they would deal with that. The third area was to test their knowledge of equipment. They were asked to put together the stretcher and wheel. Next the trainees were tested on their aptitude to be second in command whilst the Cas carer was dealing with a mental health situation casualty. Finally, the trainee then took on the coms role for the scenario and had to demonstrate that they were competent in using a radio to relay information backward and forward to control.
The skills that the trainee’s demonstrated on each of the scenarios are vital, as they will be needed to be utilised on a real live call out. This was all conducted under the usual extreme weather conditions that we experienced last night on the moor. It was definitely a test for the trainees but they all passed with flying colours and were rewarded at the pub with a bin bag full of red team kit.
A huge congratulations to Dave, Will, JJ, Budgie and welcome to the team.