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Emergency Medical Training - UK Fire & Rescue service

UK Fire and Resue Service

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service helps to protect an estimated population of 678,461 people over an area of 2,400 square miles, plus hundreds of thousands of tourists and visitors who come to North Wales every year. Employing almost 1000 staff, North Wales Fire and Rescue attend 3200 fires, 500 road crashes and 500 other emergencies per year.

North Wales chose the Ofqual regulated level 3 pre-hospital care qualification which is designed for those who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergencies. The qualification is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework.

The lifesaving skills taught are particularly suited to security staff, medical response teams, fire and police officers, industrial first aiders, healthcare providers and community responders.

The topics covered include: 

1.    Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation

2.    Child and Infant BLS

3.    Emergency oxygen administration

4.    Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask

5.    Trauma and catastrophic bleeding

6.    Head and spinal injuries

7.    Shock and circulation

8.    Sudden poisoning

9.    Burns and scalds

10. Airway management

11. Environmental exposure

12. Responding to life threatening medical conditions

Feedback from Medic Skills Clinical Director Ian Thomas:

“The feedback from the students was of high quality and the teaching witnessed by myself was excellent. We will, without hesitation continue to use The 625 in similar projects for the future. Excellent service.”