Our Emergency Awareness Training (EAT) programme is an interactive training session for children at primary and secondary schools and delivers a range of lifesaving skills, from carrying out CPR, making a 999 call, putting an injured person in the recovery position, helping someone who is choking and controlling bleeding.
We are introducing a £1 per child charge, and any additional donations to our charity are appreciated.
Maintaining Stringent Social Distancing whilst teaching
- All staff will be briefed as to the 2 metre rule and will be advised as to the safety measures the schools have in place.
- Where face-to-face contact is essential, breaking the 2 metre distance, our trainer will wear either a face shield or face mask.
- Staff are expected to clean all training equipment after each use.
- An agreed timetable with the Head Teacher to allow for cleaning between bubbles.
- At the end of the training the manikins will be cleaned, and tie wrapped, so the staff member knows the equipment has been cleaned for its next use.
It is our ambition to teach every school age child in Wiltshire how to deliver CPR and other emergency skills. Our programme is a really valuable outreach project delivering vital lifesaving skills. We hope that in the event of a medical emergency the children who we train will have the knowledge and confidence to respond accordingly and ultimately their actions may help to save lives.”
Paramedic Simon Stigwood is our emergency awareness training officer and has been a paramedic in Wiltshire for 15 years.
"It’s rewarding engaging with young people and they have enjoyed learning new skills that are about preserving life and promoting recovery. We tailor the sessions to different age groups and needs of the schools.
Many of the schools who have taken part have gone on to fundraise for Wiltshire Air Ambulance which we are so grateful for.”