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Heifer News  October 2003
 
First Aid Provision
We have had a busy summer season, providing cover for 38 events and treating an incredible 103 casualties.  Most recently we have helped out the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) at one of their iDare fundraising events, a 4x4 off-road driving challenge.

Publicity
We have continued to pen the odd article in order to increase our public profile.  Recent examples include "Now you see me, now you don't" for the Camberley Kart Club newsletter and "Ethel: Part 2" for Landrover Enthusiast.

Hantsweb Awards
We were nominated for a Hantsweb award in June 2003 and are delighted to have reached the finals in the Community and Voluntary Organisation category.  Members will be attending the awards ceremony on 11 November and we will let you know how we do!

Penny on Film
One of the more unusual requests that we were able to meet was the provision of an ambulance for a film set.  Penny made her debut in a short 15 minute film, taking the "ambulance crew" actors to the scene of a car crash.  Penny and her real crew were also available for first aid cover, but this was thankfully not needed.

First Aid Forward Conference
Organised by the First Aid Café on Friday 10 October, it was attended by over 250 delegates including one from HFR.  The conference was mostly focused on the HSE's suggestions for the future of first aid at work training.  The conference also included very interesting talks by  Dr Yvonne Owen the Medical Officer of  LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service) about AED use and Dave Kinchin on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
 
 
 

 

AGM
This year's AGM will be on Tuesday 25 November at 8pm in Crondall Old Gymnasium.

Members' Training
We have decided to use the First Person On Scene (FPOS) package to train our volunteers.  This new modular course, authorised by IHCD, will enable our members to gain a relevant qualification in first aid, including child and infant resuscitation.

Hester, Graham, Martin and Gillian are off to the Southern Ambulance Training College once again to update their ambulance skills and gain further skills in "Assisting the Paramedic".

Hester has started her C7407, which will result in a City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Further Education Teaching (QTFE).  This involves six teaching assessments over 60 hours of further education.

Criminal Records Bureau
All members of HFR have now been checked via the CRB for enhanced disclosures.

Equipment
We have upgraded our high visibility jackets, to the two-tone green and yellow, allowing more instant identification at motorsport events where marshals also wear fluorescent yellow.  We have also updated all our resuscitation bag and mask equipment to conform with the Resuscitation Council (UK) recommendations.

Katy
Katy (owned by Martin) is now in full working order and helped to provide cover at this autumn's Aldermarston Nomads event.

AMBEX
Members of HFR attended this year's AMBEX, checking out new ideas and networking with colleagues.

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