First aid recertification completed

Today, several members of the Skerries Coast Guard team successfully completed their first aid recertification. This PHECC accredited recertification was carried out for the first time in conjunction with the Civil Defence training college. Key topics assessed in the recertification included casualty assessment and monitoring, treatment of trauma and medical emergencies, environmental related emergencies, treatment of burn injuries, and handover techniques. This first aid training represents one of the core search and rescue skills held by the Skerries Coast Guard team.