Teams of first aiders tend to victims in mock accident scenes at a skills competition last weekend. St. John Ambulance Cadets from Vancouver work on casualties

First aiders converge

About 80 kids from across B.C. dealt with heart attacks, broken bones, serious cuts, sprains and other medical conditions at Robron Centre last Saturday in mock accident scenes

About 80 kids from across B.C. dealt with heart attacks, broken bones, serious cuts, sprains and other medical conditions at Robron Centre last Saturday in mock accident scenes.

The fake scenarios, which modelled real-life situations, tested the first aid skills of St. John Ambulance Cadets, ranging in age from seven to 18 years old.

Competitors were judged on how well they dealt with casualties in five different situations: a car accident where live wires have fallen down; maintenance workers in an accident involving a ladder; workers moving boxes with a dolly who collide with two students; a pick-up game of baseball that goes horribly wrong; and horse-play in a school hallway.

This is the 22nd year Campbell River has hosted the First Aid Skills competition which includes a banquet and trophy presentations.

This year awards went to Leona Szeto of Vancouver (best junior first aider), Adam Fong of Vancouver (best intermediate first aider) and Natalie Choy and Carsyn Coward who shared the Award of Distinction.

Two teams from Vancouver, one from Richmond and one from Tri-Cities were the top point getters in each of the three scenarios in the junior division.

Teams from Vancouver, Richmond and Nanaimo had top rankings in each of three scenarios in the intermediate competition.

 

Just Posted

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Campbell River School District calls for report on buses and seat-belts

Parents have questions following expose on research around buses and safety

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

VIDEO: ‘I won’t stop’ – local surfer hits the stormy seas of Stories Beach in Campbell River

Surfing community is growing in Campbell River, says Scotty Hewett

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Woman guilty of impaired driving in death of Vancouver Island pedestrian

Man in his 70s killed in 2016 Courtenay multi-vehicle incident

Family searching for B.C. professor last seen at Colombian salsa club

Ramazan Gencay, a professor in economics at Simon Fraser University, was last seen in Medellin

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

Thursday’s wave of bomb threats swept across communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Most Read