Volunteers at Walmer RNLI trained in tackling medical emergencies
Over two evenings last week, fourteen volunteer crew members from Walmer attended a refresher Casualty Care course at the lifeboat station. Its aims are to enable crew members to preserve life, prevent deterioration of casualties and promote recovery.
Volunteer Lifeboat Training Coordinator and Helm Lee Waddon said: 'The crew responded well to the high level of training, including the administering of drugs when appropriate. I am confident that they now possess the necessary skills to save lives at sea should the need arise'.
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