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Teenagers complete Hertsmere's British Red Cross training
Young police cadets completed their British Red Cross emergency first response training on Wednesday.
The training took place at Hertsmere Borough Council’s offices in Borehamwood and lasted for three hours.
The nine youngsters aged 15 and under learned how to care for a casualty, control bleeding, treat burns, care for someone suffering from shock, deal with potential broken bones and the resuscitation procedures.
Also, five cadets aged 16 and over completed the First Aid at Work qualification in the afternoon.
This qualification, which lasts for three years, taught them about choking, shock, seizures, strokes, bleeding and common workplace injuries.
The afternoon’s training took five hours to complete.
President of Hertsmere Police Cadets, Councillor John Donne, said learning about first aid is a great skill to have and people never know when they might need it.
He added: "I hope the cadets enjoyed the event and feel more confident about dealing with a casualty in the event of an incident."
This training happens once a year, and this is the third year the scheme has been running.
The council runs Hertsmere’s cadet scheme, where youngsters can join from the ages of 13 to 18.
Other training the cadets undergo includes personal fitness, crime prevention and some core practices.