Thank you to WS2017

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.

WS2017 Team Photo

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New Members Invested at WS2017

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.

Investing New members at WS2017

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EDSFAT Catering and Support Trailer

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.
Front Side

Reports of the trailer’s changes and updates will be posted on the Team’s Facebook page. @EDSFAT

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EDSFAT has just launched its own Facebook page!

EDSFAT has just launched its own Facebook page!

Username: @EDSFAT

We will be regularly posting updates and information about the team.

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EDSFAT loan equipment to Poacher 2017

Poacher 2017 Challenge 17

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.

Two green bags, two red bag and two defibrillators

One green bag, one red bag and two defibrillators

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Preparing for WS2017

Our 'high technology digital weighing system'

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 Lorry being loaded

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The ASU’s New Doors

Completed by Barry and Brian

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.

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EDSFAT approved as a training centre

PrintEDSFAT has this week been approved as a QUALSAFE training centre, this means we can award externally recognised training courses overseen by OFQUAL and add credits to your individual learner profiles. These credits can help in employment or applications to education!


Keep your eyes peeled for details of courses.

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Gilwell Reunion 2016

EDSFAT attended the Gilwell Reunion again this year.  Despite the altered format for the weekend we had a good weekend.

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Sussex 100

EDSFAT provided First Aid and Medical cover to the Sussex Cub Centenary Camp, Sussex 100, at Ardingly Showground at the beginning of August.

EDSFAT at Sussex 100 (2016)

The event saw members of EDSFAT from all over the UK pulling together and providing a the essential First Aid and Medical cover for the event.  With over 3500 participants and leaders we were kept busy.  The EDSFAT team consisted of a Doctor, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, Ambulance Staff, Occupational Therapists, First Aiders, Medical Control staff and Support Staff.

EDSFAT provided a fully equipped medical centre, roving first aiders on our response bikes, two ambulances and a remote first aid post.

The event also saw the recently fully commissioned Ambulance Support Unit, providing a location for medical radio control and equipment storage.

Thank you to all members of EDSFAT for a great event.

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