Multi agency training involving Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers at the Beaumaris lifeboat joined forces with others being BASICS responders from North Wales Emergency Doctor Service (NWEDS), Community First Responders, Welsh Ambulance Services, paramedics and technicians, U.K. Coastguard Rescue Team from Penmon in two casualty care scenarios.

The people involved in the Multi Agency Training event on 4 May 2019

RNLI/Connor Mccarron

The people involved in the Multi Agency Training event on 4 May 2019

The exercises being undertaken on Beaumaris pier.

The first exercise was a simulation of the lifeboat recovering a casualty from a high speed Jet Ski accident this involved the casualty being initially treated on the afloat lifeboat then the transfer of care to the shore based teams until it was possible to place him in an ambulance for transfer to the Accident and Emergency department.

In the second exercise involving a very expensive but extremely realistic radio controlled mannequin from the Ysbyty Gwynedd Undergraduate Department; the lifeboat crew had to carry out the initial emergency care whilst afloat pending transfer to the shore based agencies to continue and expand on the treatment of the casualty pending the patient being stabilised enough for transfer to hospital.

The exercises began at 11.00 am and finished at 4 pm so all the volunteers had a hectic day but extremely rewarding day with each agency learning from and appreciating the work carried out by the other volunteers.

In addition the training all the volunteers knew that at any moment it might have to be halted should one or more of the agencies be required to attend a genuine incident.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station at Beaumaris and was refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.55 pm.

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