Crew members of the Blyth Lifeboat Station are currently undertaking a attending the RNLI’s latest first aid training course being held on station in Blyth. The training course is titled first aid, but in fact members of lifeboat crews are, should the need arise, acting in a first response capacity and are trained to be able to do more than just first aid.
When a lifeboat crew is our on a call out incident they can be 15 – 30 minutes sailing time from the lifeboat station, and sometimes on arrival at the scene of the casualty a person to be rescued is suffering injuryThe first aid or as perhaps it should be called first response training enables a crewmember to assess the condition of the injured person and then undertake the appropriate clinical skills.
The need for a RNLI lifeboat crew member to use the knowledge from this training immediate care and assistance when the nearest assistance may be 15 – 30 minutes away
Training a few may save many