Angus Place takes home first aid honours

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Angus Place has excelled once again at the recent Coal Services Health first aid competition in Singleton.

Entering two teams, Angus Place competed against nine other Mines Rescue teams from across the district to compete in five, first aid related events. Each team had to perform two practical first aid sessions, two casualty scenarios and sit a theory test.

Each team was required to treat and assess simulated first aid scenarios including CPR, treating a snake bite, chest pain, breathing difficulties and control bleeding from an amputation.

The assessors scored the teams on their attention to controlling the scene, casualty care, and the first aid applied.

“It was encouraging to hear the judge’s feedback where both the Angus Place teams were praised for their skills in all of the events. We will be taking this feedback into future competitions and using it to grow our skills so we can continue to compete at a high level in future events,” said Centennial’s Mitch Luka.

Angus Place’s second team consisting of Brett Croucher, Mitch Luka, Joe Smith and Lloyd Pearce, won the individual CPR event.

“It was rewarding to take out first place for this event as we had to take control of the scene and eliminate hazards surrounding the casualty before commencing CPR. The assessors provided great feedback after the event saying ‘it was the best they had seen,’” said Centennial’s Brett Croucher.