First Aid Training
First-Aid training given to students in high schools, can actually help save lives, says Program Coordinator for St John Ambulance, Zoey Saulep, following an awarding of First-Aid in School certificates to 43 Kopkop year nine students last Friday.
The school program held in partnership with Sir Brian Bell Foundation and St John, started in 2018, and has seeing over 600 students in NCD including Kopkop College undergo a one-day basic lifesaving training skills last term.
“Since we ran the program in 2018, we actually heard about kids applying those skills in a real-life situation which is really good and that’s what we want to hear because the little things they do, it helps to buy time before an ambulance comes, and yes a lot of good feedback has come to us,” says Ms Saulep.
Ms Saulep has thanked the foundation for their support, saying a lot of people in the communities do not understand the role of St John Ambulance, and it was important for them to also introduce their various programs at the school level.