Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team have lent a Heartstart Automated External Defibrillator to Eastbourne District Scout Campsite and Activity Centre – Bushy Wood. https://www.bushywood.org.uk/
With every minute lost between a person suffering a cardiac arrest and being defibrillated reducing the chance of recovery by 10%, having an AED at Bushy Wood may make a significant difference.
Fund Raising at the Festival of Transport
Many members of the team spent either one, two or three days during the August Bank holiday weekend raising funds by parking cars and running a charity collection. The team has raised approximately £2200.
Congratulations to the members of Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team receiving their QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.
For further details please see our Facebook page @EDSFAT
Members of the Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team have had a really enjoyable time at WS2017. Many thanks to the organisers for such a great event.
Whilst attending WS2017 Matt Jones, Eastbourne District Scout First Aid Team’s active support unit manager, invested six new members into the team. Having all attended a number of events; Charlotte, Craig, May, Sam, David and Oli renewed their Scout promise and received team scarves. All will be attending further events with the team in the future.
Steve Riordan has arranged for the team to have a Catering and Support trailer.
The trailer will be serviced and upgraded to provide the team with an event mobile catering unit.
Reports of the trailer’s changes and updates will be posted on the Team’s Facebook page. @EDSFAT
EDSFAT has just launched its own Facebook page!
We will be regularly posting updates and information about the team.
Following on from the recent equipment loaned to Challenge 17 in Leeds, EDSFAT are loaning equipment to Poacher 2017. This includes two of the large green equipment bags, two of the red grab bags and two defibrillators / monitors.
One green bag, one red bag and two defibrillators
Our ‘high technology digital weighing system’
In preparation for WS2017 a number of team members loaded equipment into the EDSFAT Ambulance Support Unit today. Firstly the weight of all the equipment was checked using our high technology digital weighing system. Once weighed and packed, it was loaded and secured into the rear of the ASU.
Time-lapse of lorry loading
The Lorry being loaded
The new lorry doors fitted by Barry and Brian
Thanks to Barry and Brian, the side doors of the Ambulance Support Unit have been replaced. As many of you will be aware, the old side doors had reached the end of their life. Barry and Brian removed the old doors, fitted the new ones and updated the securing and locking systems. This has improved both the security and the looks of the vehicles.