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Long Eaton Air Cadet to the Rescue, Again

Article posted: Jul 25, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Long Eaton Air Cadet to the Rescue, Again

Long Eaton Air Cadet, Laura Allen (17) came to the aid of an injured man outside her home after returning from her evening at “Cadets”.

Laura, a Cadet Flight Sergeant with 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, saw a man lying on his side near her home on Tuesday 16th July. Using her First Aid knowledge gained through her cadet training, Laura assessed the man’s condition and took all the necessary steps to check for vital signs and ensure the man’s comfort during the 40 minute wait for an ambulance.

A passerby, using his mobile phone called for the ambulance but was unable to stop with Laura. However, a passing doctor was able to assist and determine that the man probably had internal bleeding. The ambulance took the injured man to hospital.

Laura is no stranger to using her First Aid skills; she has previously attended to a lady suffering an asthma attack and a collapsed man. “The training I have received during my time with the Air Cadets has given me the confidence to take control of a situation and administer First Aid as necessary” said Laura.