The last week has been busy for the team with two call outs at opposite ends of the county and regular team training sessions both weeks.
Last weeks training was an annual CPR refresher where all members run through the theory and practice of delivering CPR in an emergency. Guidelines change over time and many people who have done first aid courses before find that changes have taken place that they may not be aware of. All of our members complete an annual CPR refresher as well as renewing their first aid qualification every 3 years to ensure their training is current and they have practiced the most up to date guidance.
This week, training was provided by a guest presenter from the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), delivering training on the Joint Emergency Services Interoperabilty Principles (JESIP). It’s a real honour to have this training delivered direct to the team and we really appreciate the opportunity to discuss JESIP and its practical application.
As a voluntary organisation supporting the emergency services, the JESIP principles guide us in situation where we are working jointly with other services and aid seamless communication. Members thoroughly enjoyed the session and found it extremely useful to consider how the principles impact on our work on searches and other activities.